Month: August 2016

Posted in Now Free

Robert Shipp – Life Reduced to 30 years – Now free

Robert_ShippRobert served his time and is currently living in Chicago.
Watch Robert’s sister Veda Ajamu on NBC news about the passing of First Step Act
Please sign Robert Shipp’s change.org petition

Robert was featured in The Mercy Lottery: A Review … Read the rest

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Posted in Activism CAN-DO News

Watch our 7 minute video of women who have received clemency!!!

The CAN-DO Foundation is a 501(c) (3) that operates on a volunteer basis.  Not one person working for CAN-DO receives a salary.  We are small group of formerly incarcerated people.  Most the people in our Guardian Angel program are formerly … Read the rest

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Posted in CAN-DO in the Media

Ramona Brant’s long road to freedom has abruptly taken a turn – may she RIP

CANDO interviewed Ramona Brant less than two months after she was set free. Listen to her share, in detail, the day she learned President Obama granted her clemency.

Everyone at CANDO is devastated to learn of Ramona Brant’s passing that … Read the rest

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Posted in CAN-DO in the Media CAN-DO News

CAN-DO’s Amy Povah and Miquelle West on Fox 11 News

Fox 11’s Christine Divine aired a segment devoted entirely to President Obama’s clemency project on August 19th, at 10:30 pm PT.  It began with the story of Josephine Ledezma, followed by an interview with CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah and … Read the rest

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CAN-DO’s Amy Povah and Miquelle West on FOX 11 with Christine Divine

Fox 11 Christine Divine interviewed Amy Povah and Miquelle West, daughter of Michelle West, a prisoner that the CAN-DO Foundation is assisting in her endeavor to receive clemency from President Obama before he leaves office.

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Posted in Activism CAN-DO News Now Free

13 CAN-DO Members Receive Clemency on August 3, 2016

Watch out 7 minute video of clemency success stories!

CAN-DO wants to thank everyone for all your hard work, support and tenacity in this herculean effort to save people from more years, if not a lifetime of suffering behind bars.  … Read the rest

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Posted in CAN-DO News Now Free

Congrats to Deneise Quintanilla – LIFE – Received Clemency on 1/17/17

deniese-qDeneise Quintanilla is #4 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Women – please sign her change.org petition. 

Name: Deneise Anne Quintanilla
DOB: 9/3/68
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 47
Children: 2 sons, 1 daughter
Grandchildren: 2 Grandsons, 1 Granddaughter
Charge:Read the rest

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Quentin Adams – Life Without Parole Received Clemency on 8-30

Name: Quentin C. Adams #30519-044
DOB: 6-11-77
Age: 38
Children: 4 in toal 1boy and 3 girls
Charges: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); distribution of cocaine base; Western District of … Read the rest

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Posted in CAN-DO News

Four CAN-DO members receive clemency on 8-30!

We are elated to spotlight Four CAN-DO members who received clemency out of 111 that were given clemency by President Obama on August 8, 2016

For more information about our Five CAN-DO members click on links:

1.  Danielle Metz was Read the rest

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Posted in Activism CAN-DO News

President Obama grants historic 214 clemencies in one day – 7 are on CAN-DO Top 25!

 

13 CAN-DO members“I served time with Josephine,” said CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah.  “This was the best news I’ve received since I heard that Angie Jenkins received clemency.  We were all together at FCI Dublin. We spent many hours in the law … Read the rest

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Posted in Activism

Women of Danbury honor CAN-DO Foundation and other women!

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah received a text from Phyllis Hardy, the “G’ma of Danbury” who has become the face of the #FREEHER movement started by Andrea James, founder of Families for Justice as Healing.  It was a photo of … Read the rest

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Posted in Education

Tips on getting Congressional support

One very important asset when seeking clemency is the support of a Congress member or Senator.

If you want to reach out to your congress member and seek their support for someone you know or love who is seeking clemency … Read the rest

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Posted in Uncategorized

Michael Pelletier – Life Without Parole for pot

Paraplegic Michael Pelletier is serving LIFE for POT

Michael Pelletier is Serving Life for Pot – He has over 113,000 signatures on his petition on Change.org – Please sign and share. 

Name: Michael Pelletier, #11109-036
Offense: Importing and Distributing Marijuana
Sentence: Life without parole
Incarcerated Since: 2006
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Posted in Top 25 Men

James Williams – Life Without Parole

James 1Name: James F. Williams, a/k/a “JW” #04256-025
DOB: 6-17-1947
Race: African American
Marital Status: Married
Age: 73
Children: 6
Grandchildren: 15
State you are from: Illinois
State where you were charged: Illinois
Charges:
Count 1 = 21 U.S.C. Section 841(a)(1) … Read the rest

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Blake Stover – 60 years

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Please sign Blake’s petition on change.org

Name: Blake Hankins Stover #14586064
DOB: 9/8/1960
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
Age: 59
Children: One
Charge: Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute, in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine, … Read the rest

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Posted in Seeking Clemency Top 25 Men

Michael Alexander – 22 years 4 months – CP-14 Pending

Please sign Michael’s Change.org petition
mike-alexander-02Name:
Michael F. Alexander #33454-060
DOB: Dec. 19, 1963
Children: 3 children : 30, 29 and 11 years old
Grandchildren: 5 grandchildren
Raised: Cleveland, Ohio
Indicted: Cleveland, Ohio
Will Live: Cleveland, Ohio
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Posted in Top 25 Men

Bobby Poke – 25 years 10 months

Bobby Poke 2Name: Bobby Poke Jr.
DOB: 9/12/77
Race: Black
Marital Status: Divorced
Age: 40
Children: 7
Grandchildren: 1
State you are from: Illinois
State where your were charged: Indiana
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Richard Wershe Jr. – LIFE Sentence – State of Michigan

Richard Wirshe newName: Richard “Rick” Wershe Jr.  AKA, “White Boy Rick”
Death of Birth: 7-18-1969
Race: White
Charge: Possession with Intent to Distribute over 650 grams of cocaine
Sentence: Life without parole, later amended to life with the possibility of parole
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Posted in Seeking Clemency Top 25 Women

Clarissa Burgoon – 20 Years

Clarissa at 39

Please sign Clarissa’s clemency petition on change.org


Name: Clarissa Burgoon #11625-031
DOB: 5-18-1974
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Age: 45
Children:  Two
Grandchildren: One
State where you are from: Kansas
State indicted: Kansas
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Debbie Singleton – 24 years 4 months – NOW FREE

debbie_singletonName: Debbie M. Singleton #: 62211-097
DOB: 2/22/1965
Race: white – Mexican/Hawaiian
Age: 53
Grew up in: San Mateo, CA
Children: Four children, Michael, Rodolfo, Antonio, Alejandro
Charge: Conspiracy to distribute 500 or more grams of meth (in VA). Went … Read the rest

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