Author: Amy Ralston Povah
Joanne Tragas – Serving 16 years for Nonviolent Offense
Name: Joanne Tragas #51090-018
DOB: March 24
Born/Raised: Toronto, Canada
Will return: 1st to Canada, but hope to return to Sparta, Greece
Charge: Access Device Fraud & Various White collar crime charges (credit card … Read the rest
Clarissa Burgoon – 20 Years – NOW FREE
Clarissa at 39
Name: Clarissa Burgoon #11625-031
Marital Status: Single
State where you are from: Kansas
State indicted: Kansas
Will release to: Kansas
Charges: Conspiracy to commit Money Laundering… Read the rest
Rachel Hanson – 12 years – NOW FREE!
We are excited that Rachel was released on CARES Act on August 9, 2021 and was called in by her case worker at the halfway house to fill out a clemency petition because she meets Biden’s criteria as someone who … Read the rest
LaShonda Hall – 45 years – NOW FREE!
LaShonda Hall walked out of prison on Tuesday, April 12th, 2022!
She is now home with her family and her battle to overcome a draconian sentence is over!
Huge thank you to MiAngel Cody who is LaShonda Hall’s attorney and … Read the rest
Diana Marquez – 1st Time Offender – 30 years for Marijuana – NOW FREE!
Exciting update – Diana Marquez was called in to the halfway house on 12/28 to have her ankle monitor removed! Her compassionate release was granted on 12/21 by Judge Briones, docketed on 12/27 and as of today she no longer … Read the rest
Eva Palma Atencio – 1st Offender – LIFE is NOW FREE
Congratulations to Eva Palma Atencio and her family. She has finally received relief that is long overdue! We will be adding more info after she gets through the immigration process.
Please Sign Eva’s Change.org petition
Name: Eva Atencio Palma … Read the rest
Eric McCauley – serving 23 years for pot NOW FREE!!
Name: Eric Scott McCauley… Read the rest
Ana Alvarez – Serving 30 years for Conspiracy – NOW FREE!
Please sign Ana Alvarez’s change. org petition
Congrats to Ana for being released on CARES Act but she still needs clemency because her outdate is 2034.
Name: Ana M. Alvarez #81092-004
Race: White hispanic
Children: One daughter
Charge:… Read the rest
Lawrence McCarroll – 33 years — NOW FREE released on CARES Act!
We are so happy for Lawrence and his mother Judy who has been a CAN-DO Guardian Angel for many years. She was Lawrence’s biggest advocate and never stopped working to bring him home.
Raquel Esquivel – 15 years for marijuana – NOW FREE
Please sign Raquel’s change.org petition
Name: Raquel Esquivel
DOB: December 18
Marital Status: Single
Children: 3 children and currently 6 months pregnant
State where you are from: Texas
State indicted: Texas
Will release to: Texas
Trial … Read the rest
NBC covers CARES Act cases and Clemency
Brian Foster was released from prison nearly a year ago under the CARES Act, a government policy that prioritized the use of home
Politico Breaks Story about Biden’s CARES Act Clemency Effort
The Biden administration has begun asking former inmates confined at home because of the pandemic to formally submit commutation applications, criminal justice reform advocates and one inmate herself tell POLITICO.… Read the rest
Jessica Antunez – 20 years – CARES Act on 8/27/21
Talked to Jessica on 8/27/21 after she was released from FCI Dublin and on her way home! She will be on home confinement and we are elated that she can now reunite with her children, family and friends! Congrats Jessica!… Read the rest
High Times focuses on Pot Lifer Ismael Lira
Most Affected: Ismael Lira’s Family Torn Apart as a Cannabis Lifer
Ismael Lira grew up in