Activism

First Step Act recipient Catherine Toney goes to the White House - Catherine Toney has been profiled on the CAN-DO website for many years. We thought she would get clemency from the Obama administration because she not...
Amy Povah, Founder of the CAN-DO Foundation, Justice Through Clemency Clemency and Pardon FAQs - As someone who has actually been through the process of filing and receiving executive clemency (I served 9 years of a 24 year sentence before...
CAN-DO’s official statement regarding BOP Book memo - The CAN-DO Foundation has been notified (May 3) that the BOP has finally issued a statement regarding the BOP Book policy which will be suspended....
CAN-DO Foundation communicates directly with every prisoner on our site - Since 2000, Amy Ralston Povah, president and Founder of CAN-DO Foundation has advocated on behalf of others seeking justice through clemency.  The CAN-DO Foundation website...
Welcome to CAN-DO: Justice Through Clemency - CAN-DO is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates [C]lemency for [A]ll [N]on-violent [D]rug [O]ffenders. These are the faces of the drug war. Behind every face is a human with a story. Overly punitive drug laws create negative consequences that trigger a chain reaction upon innocent family members, friends and our society. Most of these people have been locked up for decades. Until our drug laws change, the only relief these people have for mercy is clemency.
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...
Federal Sentencing Guideline Chart - It’s important to understand how federal defendants are sentenced by judges who no longer have the ability to judge the mitigating circumstances of any given...
RIP: Ramona Brant received clemency on 12/18/15, set FREE on 2/2/2016 and tragically passed 2/25/18 - I don't have any fines so if I am fortunate enough to receive clemency, I will not be in debt and will have the support of my family to assist me with re-entry, and rebuilding my life anew. I yearn to participate in making not only my life but the lives of everyone I touch better because I will never take freedom and all its luxuries for granted. I will embrace every day as if it is a blessing.
Walter Johnson – Winner of EPIC “Meaning of Father’s Day” contest - Malik King – Founder of EPIC (End Prison Industrial Complex) conducted a contest among the male prisoners he corresponds with and asked them to write...
13 Women Seek a Reconsideration for Clemency! - Please President Obama, set these women free!  These women is this video presentation are seeking a reconsideration for clemency.  Only 76 women have received clemency...
LaShonda Hall is a perfect candidate for clemency – what went wrong? - The Guardian Angel Program was designed to help prisoners seeking clemency.  We have a team of volunteers, or “Angels” who communicate, one on one, and...
Congrats to Terry Anderson – 30 Years – clemency on 1/19/17 - Terry Anderson just received the gift of freedom from President Obama – we are elated – Terry can now reunite with her twin daughters and...
Sign Our Petition Urging President Obama to Free the Top 25 - The Top 25 Women Deserving Presidential Clemency is a list of extraordinarily worthy women whose time in federal prison should end. These women are serving multi-decade and life without parole sentences for non-violent drug offenses. (video & petition link included)
Clemency Recipients go to the White House, including CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah - On March 30, and 31st, CAN-DO President and Founder Amy Povah spent two days at the White House attending events focused on Women and the...
Celebs and Clemency Recipients Speak on Capitol Hill, including CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah - The Leadership Conference, ACLU and #CUT50 partnered for a spectacular day on Capitol Hill, March 31st, to lobby for The Fair Sentencing and Corrections Act...
How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency - Executive Clemency Petition in Malibu, CA Tips Prisoners Can Use to Enhance Chances at an Executive Clemency Petition in Malibu, CA. If you are going...
Political Children Arrested for Drugs Who Got Special Treatment - Everyone who has (or had) a child in prison for drugs should be outraged by the double standard that applies in this country when the...
VICTORY for Medical Marijuana!!! -   Congress voted to reauthorize the 2015 Medical Marijuana Amendment, (also known as Rohrabacher-Farr amendment) by a vote of 242 to 186.     Medical cannabis...
Cathy Lee Jones - Cathy Lee Jones Receives Clemency – 12/17/14 -   CAN-DO NEWSFLASH CATHY LEE JONES received a commutation of her sentence by President Obama on December 17th, 2014.  She is currently scheduled to be...