Month: October 2016

CAN-DO in Business Insider October 23, 2016


“The pace is only getting more frenzied as Obama’s last day in office approaches, said Amy Povah, the founder of CAN-DO, a nonprofit that advocates for clemency applicants. CAN-DO communicates daily with hundreds of inmates and their family members Read the rest

Schearean Means – LIFE is NOW FREE due to First Step Act. She also received Clemency on 12/19/16

Schearean Means was #5 on the CAN-DO Top 25 women – she received the clemency on 12/19/16 but her life sentence was reduced to 30 years so her out date is not until 12/2020.  Thanks to First Step e was … Read the rest

Congrats Stacia Smith – 21 years – Received Clemency on 12/19/16


Stacia was #15 on the CAN-DO Top 25 – she just received the blessing of clemency on 12.19.16

Name: Stacia Tarnike Smith
DOB: 4-23-74
Race: African American
Marital Status: Single
Age: 42
Children: 3
Charge: Conspiracy to posess with intent … Read the rest

Steven Speal – LIFE – Received Clemency on 12/19/16


Steven Speal  -#7 on the CAN-DO Top 25 men – got the best Holiday news ever – he’s going home!!!

Name: Steven Blair Speal
DOB: 8-4-71
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Age: 45
Raised: Oklahoma
Case was tried: Wichita, Kansas… Read the rest

LaShonda Hall in Knoxville Mercury News

Tray Rock volunteered to be a “Guardian Angel” for several clemency applicants, including LaShonda Hall.  She organized a rally in LaShonda’s hometown of Knoxville that was covered by The Knoxville Mercury news:

The female population serving time in prison increased … Read the rest

Clemency Recipient Donella Harriel in the Influence

Donella Harriel has been writing to CAN-DO founder Amy Povah and CAN-DO Prison Outreach Coordinator Malik King for over a year.  But after the euphoria of winning the clemency lottery on August 3rd wore off, Amy started getting emails from … Read the rest

Alicia Siller – 21 years 10 months – CLEMENCY GRANTED!!!


Alicia Siller received clemency on October 27, 2016 

Messages from Alicia Siller: I just want to let every one know that I got the BEST news ever today. Obama signed off on my clemency. Ill be coming home soon. So … Read the rest

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