Author: Amy Ralston Povah

Amy Ralston Povah is a clemency recipient under President Clinton, an award winning filmmaker, and founder of the CAN-DO Foundation.
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Raquel Esquivel – 15 years for marijuana

Name: Raquel Esquivel
DOB: December 1, 1983
Race: White/Hispanic
Marital Status: Single
Age: 37
Children: 3 children and currently 6 months pregnant
State where you are from: Texas
State indicted: Texas
Will release to: Texas
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Holly Frantzen – 16 years 8 months

Holly Frantzen #54447-177
DOB:  5/10/70
Race: White
Martial Status:  Divorced
Age: 50
Children:  2
State where I am from:  Texas
State indicted:  Texas
Will release to:  Kentucky
Trial or pled guilty:  pled guilty
Charges: Conspiracy with intent to distribute a … Read the rest

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Eric McCauley – serving 23 years for pot received Compassionate Release on 6/24/21

Congratulations to Eric McCauley and his entire family, especially his son, Ethan! This wonderful family, son and dad can now reunite, heal, love, and celebrate this wonderful miracle called freedom! Freedom photos will be posted soon.  


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Chad Mouton – 25 years for pot

Chad Mouton #14244-035
Race: white
Married:  yes
Age: 41 years old
Children: when married my wife had 2 daughters 2 and 3 yrs old. both in 20’s now. 2 step daughters. i biological daughter who was born after i was … Read the rest

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Honoring Men in Prison on Father’s Day – Huffpost

This article was written in 2017. Most the men featured in the Huffpost tribute to men in prison for Father’s Day are NOW HOME, including but not limited to Michael Pelletier, Andy Cox, Tim Tyler, David Barren, Jimmy Romans, Robert … Read the rest

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High Times featured Pot Lifer Pedro Moreno

Most Affected: Pedro Moreno is the Last Brother Still Incarcerated for a Family Pot Operation

Pedro Moreno deserves to gain clemency from prison after serving decades behind bars for a cannabis-related crime, while his four brothers were released in 2016.
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Home Confinement Detainees Remain in Limbo!

 INCARCERATION NATION 

🏛 4500 released detainees may be sent back

[AFP / Chandan Khanna]

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the Federal Bureau of Prisons released 24,000 prisoners to serve their sentences in their homes. In yet

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New York Post spotlights 420 – asks CAN-DO for quotes from cannabis clemency candidates, Ismael Lira and Pedro Moreno

Ismael Lira and Pedro Moreno provided quotes to Steven Nelson regarding their hope for clemency under a Biden administration.

On 4/20, pot prisoners ask Biden to honor campaign pledge and free them

By Steven Nelson

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Evelyn Bozon Pappa – 1st Offender – Serving LIFE is NOW FREE! Compassionate release!

Congratulations to Evelyn Bozon Pappas and her entire family, especially her daughter, but the entire family fought the good fight and won!  Special thanks to Jason Hernandez who was responsible for putting together a team of law students to assist
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Ricardo Riojas – Life for pot received Compassionate Release on 2-10-21!

Huge congratulations to Ricardo and his family, especially his daughter, Cynthia who called CAN-DO’s president, Amy Povah after she got the wonderful news!  It could not have happened to a nicer man, nor anyone more deserving!

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Clemency recipient Chalana McFarland and her daughter Nia on PBS

Watch this extremely poignant segment on PBS entitled Mothers leaving prison encounter uphill battle as they try reconnecting with family that focuses on the reunification of Chalana McFarland and her daughter Nia, who were severed due to harsh mandatory sentences … Read the rest

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PBS special about Charles “Duke” Tanner’s clemency miracle!

The ability to pardon criminals is a unique power of a president, one that can be politically motivated and often draws criticism. But as Reveal’s Michael Schiller explains, pardons can also change lives.

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CAN-DO thanks President Trump – Press Release – congrats to several of our clemency candidates!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Amy Ralston Povah, President, CANDO Foundation

Phone: 310.699.3357

Email: amypovah@gmail.com

Multiple CAN-DO Foundation-Supported Prisoners Granted Clemency by President Trump and a FULL PARDON for
CAN-DO’s President and founder – Amy Ralston Povah

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Michael Pelletier – Serving Life for Pot – CLEMENCY GRANTED 1/20/21

What an honor to meet Michael in person on the 420 Fishing trip that in Florida sponsored by Stacey Theis, Robert Platshorn, Freedom Grow Forever, CAN-DO, Life for Pot,  and many others.  We will soon be adding an entire page … Read the rest

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Michael Montalvo – LIFE without parole –

Michael MontalvoName: Michael Montalvo #87224-012
Marital Status: Single
Age: 74
Tried: Northern District of California
Will live: Phoenix, AZ
Charge: Non-violent 1980s drug conspiracy charged as Continuing criminal enterprise from 1983 to 1986
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