Month: November 2016

Ana Alvarez – Serving 30 years for Conspiracy – NOW FREE!


Please sign Ana Alvarez’s change. org petition

Congrats to Ana for being released on CARES Act but she still needs clemency because her outdate is 2034.

Name: Ana M. Alvarez #81092-004
DOB: 7-25-1954
Race: White hispanic
Children: One daughter
Charge:Read the rest

Darryl Solomon Hope – LIFE – Immediate release 4/10/20 but, state wanted more time for petty prior – Darryl walked out of prison on 1/1/21!!! Congratulations!!!

Please sign Darryl Solomon Hope’s petition
Darryl Solomon Hope #28812-004
DOB: February, 17, 1966
Race: African American
Marital Status: Single
Age: 54
Children: 7 children
Grandchildren: 14 grandchildren
State you are from: Florida
State where you were Read the rest

Tammie Francis – LIFE – Received Clemency on 12/19/16 walked out on 2/19/20 due to First Step Act!!!


Tammie fought for her freedom every day of her life sentence.  Even after First Step Act passed she had to file a motion and the prosecutor fought back, but she prevailed and is #NOWFREE! Tammie was #21 on the CAN-DO … Read the rest

Patricia Cooney – 1st Offender – 30 years – NOW FREE due to First Step Act!

Congratulations to Patricia Cooney, her daughter Jacqueline and her entire family who have welcomed Patricia home with open arms!

Name: Patricia Cooney #50662-004
DOB: 7-18-1953
Race: Black
Marital Status: Single
Age: 66
Children: One adult daughter and one adult son; … Read the rest

Catherine Toney – 20 years -Immediate release per FIRST STEP ACT!!!

Congratulations to Catherine Toney and her family!!!

Catherine, her daughter Brandy, and her granddaughter Channon, went to the White House and met President Trump on February 21st, for Black History Month. He introduced Katherine as the “First female to receive … Read the rest

Obama hits milestone, but too few women – Atlantic

President Obama shatters glass ceiling by granting more than 1,000 clemencies, but only 68 were women!





Among the recipients in the latest group are Donna McDaniel, Cindy Shank, and Lisa Ball, all of whom Read the rest

New Film, Incarcerating US

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah  in the feature length documentary, Incarcerating US.
Her case exemplifies what is wrong with our current drug conspiracy laws that ensnare wives and girlfriends who are given an ultimatum to either “cooperate” or be indicted for … Read the rest

Incarcerating US; a socially relevant documentary

New film, Incarcerating US, features Amy Povah’s clemency from President Clinton that inspired her to start the CAN-DO Foundation and why she’s driven to help others seeking mercy through clemency. Women often serve time due to the actions of their … Read the rest

‘Thanksgiving in Prison’ by Amy Povah, in the Influence

CAN-DO’s Founder writes about her worst Thanksgiving in prison. This Op Ed captures the essence of what it’s like in a prison visitation room on Thanksgiving day!



Prisoners waiting to hear if they will receive clemency are becoming anxious.  … Read the rest

Revolt TV mini doc on Miquelle West’s quest to free Michelle West

Watch this short documentary by Revolt TV about Miquelle West’s quest to free her mother Michelle West, #2 on the CAN-DO Top 25.















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Congrats to Carolyn Bell – 21 years – Clemency on 1/19/17


Carolyn just received clemency from President Obama – she can now dream of her a future with her family – she can now “go home.”

Name: Carolyn Bell #17268-064
DOB: November 29, 1972
Race: Biracial (Black and Vietnamese)
Marital Staus:Read the rest

Donella Harriel – 22 years – CLEMENCY GRANTED on 8/3/2016


Donella Harriel granted clemency on Aug 3, 2016 – is still in limbo due to a detainer.

MEDIA: Read about Donella’s story in the Influence and Alternet.

Race: Black
Marital Status: single
Age: 39
Children: 2 kids
State raised: Florida… Read the rest

Crystal Mattern – 19 years – Received Clemency on 1/19/17


Congratulations to Crystal Mattern who received clemency from President Obama on 1/19/17.

Please sign Crystal’s Change petition.

Name: Crystal Mattern
DOB: 11-9-76
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Age: 40
Children: 4
Grandchildren: 2
Raised: MN
Charged: ND
Release to:Read the rest

Theresa Calton – 21 years 8 months

Malik’s Name: Theresa Calton
DOB: 2/5/73
Marital Status: Single
Age: 43
Children: -3
Grand Children: 3
Raised: Texas
Tried: Texas
Will live: Grand Prairie, Tx
Charges: Conspiracy to Possess intent to distribute a controlled substance
Sentence: 21 years and 8 … Read the rest

Congrats Gregory Collins – LIFE – Received clemency on 12/19/16

Gregory was #18 on the CAN-DO Top 25 and is now going to join his fiancé, Cheneace who has tirelessly advocated on his behalf!  They can now plan for a future together!

Message from Greg:  AMY THANKS I GOT IT … Read the rest

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