Month: April 2018

Santra Rucker – 13 life sentences reduced to 23 years – NOW FREE!!!

Santra Rucker #34932-083
Age 53
Race: Indigenous Black Woman
Children: Daughter – Kyndia Riley
Raised: Republic State of Maryland
Tried: Commonwealth of Virginia (Richmond)
Will live: Maryland
Charges: Conspiracy with intent to distribute 50 grams (Title 21 USC 846) … Read the rest

In Justice Today and CANDO focus on BOP memos with harsh consequences

CANDO Foundation worked with reporter Lauren Gill with In Justice Today to get to the bottom of the BOP Memo debacle regarding BOOKS, EMAIL and MAIL policy.  It’s a very bleak picture. The book policy prohibits family and friends from … Read the rest

New Haven Independent – Alice Johnson Skypes into Yale University

Organizations like The National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and the CAN DO Foundation are not only working on just prison and sentencing reform and re-entry, but are actively trying to get women out of prison.  … Read the rest

#CANDO Facts: Federal BOP Incoming Mail Policy

There is a lot of misinformation flying around about why federal prison facilities are changing the policy governing incoming mail. The CANDO Foundation was made aware of the change in this policy back in October of 2017.  This is not … Read the rest

Connie Farris’s story in The Marshall Project

Christine Thomson of the Marshall Project reached out to the CAN-DO Foundation for compelling cases of compassionate release applicants in federal prison, seeking relief under a policy that is almost always denied to worthy candidates, even if they meet all … Read the rest

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