Each year Steven Nelson of the Washington Examiner writes about the Presidential Turkey pardon as a means to raise awareness for people seeking clemency from draconian sentences that sprang from the “tough on crime” era of the late 80s and … Read the rest
Name: Laura LaPaz #30388-034
Will live: Texas or California
Charges: Count 1-conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of substance containing a detectable … Read the rest
Felicity Huffman’s time spent at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, will definitely not feel like a vacation, former inmate Amy Povah tells ET.
On Wednesday, ET spoke to Povah — who previously served nine years at the same jail … Read the rest
“To set the record straight, I have no recollection of ever comparing a prison cell to “college dorm living” although that’s a catchy title for In Touch.” says Amy Ralston Povah to her CAN-DO members and followers on social media. … Read the rest
Because he let two Bahamian men use his boat to smuggle 188 kilograms of cocaine into Florida 13 years ago, John Bolen is going to die in federal prison.
In his bid for presidential clemency, the former commercial fisherman cites … Read the rest
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An Odessa woman serving 15 years for conspiracy charges related to marijuana has petitioned U.S. President Donald Trump for a sentence reduction.
A petition was filed on Crystal Munoz’s behalf by Texas A&M University’s Criminal Defense Clinic in November and … Read the rest
After Tana Ganeva’s article dropped about Michael “Meeko” Thompson, it has gone viral on twitter, thanks to Shaun King, Ava DuVernay, and many more…an attorney has been assigned to help Meeko file for clemency in the state of Michigan.
MICHAEL … Read the rest
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 only met all the criteria of the Clemency Project 2014, she was assigned a CP14 … Read the rest
Michael Fiorito 05-22-1968
2, 1 living
1, he is 15 & his parents were murdered just before I was arrested
Minneapolis, MN, CHGO originally
Indicted in MN
Mail Fraud, Conspiracy to Committ
Served: 12 … Read the rest
Monique Horton received an immediate release on February 4, 2019 due to the First Step Act. She served 184 months (15 years) and was re-sentenced to 168 months so she served 1 year and 5 months more than the reduced … Read the rest
Name: Troy Powell
Marital Status: Single
Raised: LENOIR, NC
Will live: LENOIR, NC
Charges: CONSPIRACY TO SELL CRACK
Sentence: 20 Years
Served: 15 Years 6 Months
Started Sentence on: 9/13/03
Release date: 2/22/2019… Read the rest
Ezralee Kelley’s public defender has filed a motion on her behalf and is waiting for a response from the Judge.
Name: Ezralee Kelley
Race: Native American & Mexican
Marital Status: Single
State Where I … Read the rest
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
“The recalculation of ‘good time’ credit is simply a data entry,” agreed Amy Povah, founder of the Clemency for All Non-Violent Drug Offenders, or CAN-DO, Foundation. “That should take 15 seconds.”
The White House and Federal Bureau of Prisons did … Read the rest
Charles “Duke” Tanner is an extraordinary case of an undefeated boxer from Gary, Indiana. He’s a first offender serving a 30-year sentence, reduced from LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE. He is on the CAN-DO Top 25 Men deserving of clemency and is … Read the rest
President Trump unveiled one of his top legislative priorities before Democrats take over the House of Representatives: passage of the First Step Act, which would reduce some prison sentences. Though he still must win a tug-of-war within the Republican … Read the rest
CAN-DO NEWS FLASH
BARBARA SCRIVNER RECEIVES CLEMENCY FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA
Although it’s LONG OVERDUE – we could not be happier to hear that someone so deserving was finally rewarded with leniency after serving 21 years!
Today, the Associated Press reported … Read the rest
CAN-DO was asked to obtain quotes from several of our clemency candidates. Fortunately, we were able to get quotes from Michael Pelletier, Chad Marks and David Barren for the following article by Steven Nelson for Washington Examiner.
When President … Read the rest
CAN-DO members Michael Montalvo and Lavonne Roach quoted in the Washington Examiner…
“Last month, clemency advocates including Amy Povah of CAN-DO Clemency and Alveda King, the anti-abortion evangelical leader, hosted a panel at a Women for Trump event at Trump … Read the rest
Name: Edward Atencio
Raised: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Tried: District of New Mexico
Will live: Albuquerque, NM
Charges: Count 1: Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Aiding and Abetting
Count 2: dropped in appeals court
Count 3,4,5, … Read the rest