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.

Joseph Akers – 16.5 Years for CONSPIRACY to Distribute Marijuana & Money Laundering

Name: Joseph Akers, Reg. #65108-066
DOB: July 29
Race: Black/Muslim
Raised: North Philadelphia, PA
Tried:  Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Will live: Limerick, PA
Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana (21 USC § 841(a)(1)(A)); Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering (18 USC 1956)… Read the rest

Terrance Cole – LIFE – CONSPIRACY to Distribute Cocaine & Money Laundering

Name: Terrance L. Cole, Reg. #04483-748
DOB: July 26
Race: Black
Raised: Pittsburgh, PA
Tried:  Western District of Pennsylvania
Will live: Pittsburgh, PA
Charges: 21 USC 846 – Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a substance containing cocaine; 18 … Read the rest

Salvador Martinez – 25 Years for Conspiracy to Distribute 500 grams of Methamphetamine

Name: Salvador Martinez, Reg. #46749-177
DOB: August 19
Race: Hispanic
Raised: Dallas, Texas
Tried:  Northern District of Texas
Will live: Grand Prairie, TX
Charges: 21 USC 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A) – Conspiracy to possess 500 grams of meth, with intent … Read the rest

Robert J. Thomas – 20 Years for Possession with intent to Distribute Marijuana & Marijuana Plants

Name: Robert Thomas, Reg. #10523-027

DOB: July 16

Race: White
Raised: South Bend, Indiana

Tried:  Northern District of Indiana

Will live: Sevierville, TN.
Charges: Possession with intent to Distribute Marijuana & Possession with intent to Distribute in excess of 100 … Read the rest

Shawn Leo Barth – 26.8 Years for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Name: Shawn Leo Barth, Reg. #08470-059
DOB: December 13, 1970.
Race: White.
Raised: Bismarck, ND.
Tried:  District of North Dakota.
Will live: Mandan, ND.
Charges: Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine – (21 USC § 841(a)(1) & 846; … Read the rest

Travis Longoria – 10 Years for Marijuana Conspiracy

Name: Travis Longoria, Reg. #48463-177
DOB: June 19
Race: Hispanic
Raised: Brownfield, Texas
Tried:  Northern District of Texas
Will live: Brownfield, Texas
Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute 200-400 Kilos Marijuana (21 USC § 841(1)(1) & § 846)
Trial or plea: Went … Read the rest

Andrew Wayne Landells – 15 Years for Conspiracy to Launder Monetary Instruments

Name: Andrew Wayne Landells, Reg. #68432-308.
DOB: February 4, 1967.
Race: Black.
Raised: Kingston, Jamaica.
Tried:  Eastern District of North Carolina.
Will live: If not deported back to Jamaica, he will live with his wife in Florida.
Charges: Conspiracy to … Read the rest

Alejandro Garcia Salinas – 30 years for a Nonviolent Drug Conspiracy

Name: Alejandro Garcia Salinas, Reg. #21764-279
DOB: June 20
Race: Hispanic
Raised: Texas
Tried:  Northern District of Texas
Will live: Fort Worth Texas if not deported.  If deported, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana & Cocaine. (21 USC … Read the rest

CAN-DO and Rachel Hanson in Wall Street Journal on Biden’s clemency spree

WASHINGTON—President Biden on Tuesday granted his first pardons and commutations to 78     people convicted mostly of nonviolent drug offenses, part of a broader White House effort to address inequities in … Read the rest

CAN-DO pot prisoners in New York Post for 420

 

Huge thanks to Steven Nelson who quoted many of our pot prisoners in the following article, including, Pedro Moreno, Luke Scarmazzo, Donald Fugitt, Lance Gloor, and Michael Pelletier

WASHINGTON — On the eve of the 4/20 cannabis holiday, federal … Read the rest

Clemency for 75 individuals + 3 Pardons from President Joe Biden

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is granting clemency to 78 individuals, consisting of three pardons and 75 commutations.

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is pardoning the following three individuals:

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Michelle West – 1st Offender – Serving Life Without Parole

Please sign Michelle’s Change.org petition
Name: Michelle West 17809-039
Children: One daughter – Miquelle West
Race: Human
Grew up: Detroit, Michigan
Tried: Detroit,
Michigan
Will Live: Los Angeles, CA
Charges: Count (2) Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, (3) Aiding & … Read the rest

Roberta Bell – 1st Time Offender – Serving LIFE

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Please sign Roberta Bell’s change.org petition

Name: Roberta Ronique Bell #08116-067
DOB: Sept. 4, 1971
Race: Black
Age: 48
Children: Three children – 2 girls and boy. Ashley, Gerrid, and Jazzmin
Two granddaughters – Riley and Riyan
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Lazara Ordaz – Serving 35 years

Name: Lazara Ordaz #52247-066
DOB: December 17
Race: AFRO-CUBAN
Marital Status: Single
Age: 61
Children: One daughter
Resident state: Florida
State charged: Philadelphia
Will live: Philadelphia
Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute More than 3 Kilos of controlled substance (cocaine) Use of … Read the rest

Celeste Monette Blair – 30 years for Conspiracy

Name: Celeste Monette Blair
Race: White
Marital status: Divorced
Age: 52
Children: One son. One granddaughter
Born and raised: Jacksonville, Fla
Indicted: Fort Worth,Texas
Will release: San Diego, CA or Nashville, TN (depending on years served)
Pled:  Guilty
Charges: Conspiracy
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