Month: December 2020

Dr. Johnny Trotter – First Offender – 15 years

 Name: Johnny Ray Trotter
DOB:  June 18, 1975
Age: 45
Race: African American
Raised: Bloomfield, Michigan
Will live: Bloomfield, Michigan
Indicted: May 8, 2014 in the Eastern District of Michigan
Trial or plea: Went to trial
Charge: Count 1 Health … Read the rest

Anthony Viola – First Offender – Serving LIFE is NOW FREE!

We received some great news from Anthony Viola’s family that he would walk out of prison on October 12th due to a sentence reduction filed in the court under Amendment 782 – Drug Minus Two. This should have occurred years
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New York Post quotes several CAN-DO clemency candidates in annual Turkey pardon article by Steven Nelson

Trump will “pardon” gobblers named Corn and Cobin an annual tradition at the White House on Tuesday, but in a potential twist, allies and reform advocates are anticipating more serious reprieves in the coming weeks.

“President Trump has … Read the rest

Angela Wright has served over a decade and needs clemency

By Joe ChenApr 3, 2020

Angela Wright, 43, has served approximately 13 years of a 30-year sentence for convictions of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute. Criminal justice advocates say she is a deserving candidate … Read the rest

Ana Alvarez’s clemency plea to President Trump

By Joe Chen Apr 3, 2020
for Miami Courant – Miami Herald

Ana Alvarez, a 64-year-old mother to an only daughter, has served approximately 10 years of her 30-year sentence for a conspiracy to commit health care fraud conviction. … Read the rest

Vietnam Vet Michael Montalvo deserves clemency

By April BamburgApr 4, 2020

Michael Montalvo is a Vietnam veteran, father of two, and grandfather of three. CAN-DO Foundation, a criminal justice reform advocacy group, says he deserves clemency from President Trump.

The 73-year-old has served 32 … Read the rest

Rufus Rochelle deserves clemency per CAN-DO

By April BamburgApr 3, 2020

The CAN-DO Foundation supports Rufus Rochell in his bid for clemency.

He was sentenced to 40 years and 8 months on charges of a conspiracy with intent to distribute 50 grams or more … Read the rest

CAN-DO backs clemency for Jimmy Romans

By Bob PepalisMay 11, 2020

James Romans has spent nine years in prison working to better himself, including the completion of a 15-month dental assistant apprenticeship.

He’s seeking clemency from President Trump for a 30-year reduced sentence on … Read the rest

Peach Tree Times focuses on Chalana McFarland’s clemency campaign

By Juliette FairleyApr 20, 2020

When Chalana McFarland exercised her constitutional right to a trial for alleged mortgage fraud, she didn’t expect to receive harsher sentencing than her co-defendant who opted for a plea deal but that’s exactly … Read the rest

CAN-DO Foundation supports Pelletier as clemency candidate

By April Bamburg Apr 2, 2020

After President Trump commuted the sentences of multiple inmates in February, advocates are working to raise awareness of the cases of other inmates who are deserving of clemency. One of these is Michael … Read the rest

CAN-DO supports Diana Marquez’s clemency

By Juliette FairleyApr 18, 2020

When Diana Marquez was sentenced to prison for money laundering and conspiracy to import and distribute marijuana, she was the young mother of five children and the allegedly abused wife of a man … Read the rest

CAN-DO supports clemency for LaShonda Hall

When President Trump granted clemency to nearly a dozen people in February, this included Crystal Munoz, 40, who spent 12 years in prison after being convicted on marijuana charges. Now supporters of LaShonda Hall are hoping the president will … Read the rest

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