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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Chalana McFarland – 1st Offender – 30 years – given house arrest by BOP on 6/9/20

Spoke to Chalana McFarland after she was released from Coleman.  We welcome every release even if it’s house arrest. We will still continue to advocate for her clemency.
Please sign Chalana’s Change.org petition

Name: Chalana McFarland #58892-019
DOB:
5/31/68
Race:Read the rest

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Elisa Castillo – 1st Offender – LIFE – NOW FREE due to compassionate release!

Please sign Elisa’s Clemency Petition.
elisa-castillo-02Elisa was released on May 30th due to compassionate release and is home with her family. We are overjoyed! 

Name: Elisa Castillo 67003-179
D.O.B: 7/13/1955
Race: Hispanic
Marital status: Widow
Age: 64
Children: 4 two boys, … Read the rest

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Shanita McKnight – 1st Offender – 20 years – released by BOP to home confinement

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Although Shanita is on home confinement now, we are still vigorously advocating for her clemency!
Please sign and share Shanita’s clemency petition on Change

Name: Shanita McKnight #15537-171
DOB: 4/22/73
Race: African American
Martial status: Married
Age:Read the rest

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Brian Johnson – Life without parole – NOW FREE thanks for First Step Act

CAN-DO identified Brian as a First Step Recipient and he was interviewed by Cut50’s Louis L. Reed
No need to sign Brian Johnson’s change.org petition

Name: Brian Johnson #33822037
Age: 47 years old
Race: African American
Raised: Baltimore Maryland… Read the rest

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Elda Reglado – 27 years

Name: Elda Regaldo
D.O.B:  August 17, 1961
Race: White/Hispanic
Marital Status: Divorce
Age: 58
Children: 5
Grandchildren: 7
State: where you are from: Texas
State indicted: Texas (Southern District of Texas – Houston Division)
Will release to: Rio Grande City … Read the rest

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Tracy Feagan – LIFE

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Name:  Tracy DeVon Feagan
DOB: July 20, 1970
Race: African American
Marital Status: Married since 1998
Age:  49 years
Children:  4
Grandchildren:  7
State where you are from:  Alabama
State where indicted:Read the rest

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Rashundria Burkes – 15 years 6 months sent to Home Confinement due to COVID-19

We are happy the BOP released Rashundria Burkes to home confinement for her safety! We are still pursuing #Clemency but gain comfort that she is safe at home with her family! 
Sign Rashundria Burkes change.org petition seeking clemency. 

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Elizabeth Rushing – 1st Offender – 24 years – released early due to COVID-19

Please sign and share Elizabeth’s Change.org petition 

b_rushing_close-upExciting news for the Rushing family now that Liz is safe at home with her family.
Name:
Elizabeth Marie Rushing  #18715-056
DOB: 5/14/1966
Children: 1 daughter – she was 18 months old when … Read the rest

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Diana Marquez – 1st Offender – 30 years for pot! Early release set for May 22 by BOP due to COVID-19

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Diana Marquez will be going home on house arrest due to COVID-19 – we will still pursue her clemency but elated she will be safe during this awful pandemic that is ravishing the prison systems.

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Felix Walls – LIFER, set free on 4/24/20 due to compassionate release!

CAN-DO is elated to report that Felix Walls received a compassionate release and will walk out of prison on 4/24/20!
Please sign and share Felix’s change.org petition seeking clemency.  
Name:
Felix Walls #02414-112
D.O.B. 01/19/1942
Race: Afro … Read the rest

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Daniel Brown – 42 years – NOW FREE on Compassionate Release!

Read about Daniels story in Wall Street Journal by Sadie Gurman:

Name: Daniel Lynn Brown
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 43
Children: One Daughter
State Indicted: Iowa
Will release to: Council Bluffs Iowa
Trial or plead guilty: Plead Guilty… Read the rest

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CAN-DO members Rufus Rochell and Chad Marks in Wall Street Journal re: Covid-19

Prison and jail officials trying to stem the spread of the new coronavirus behind bars are releasing thousands of prisoners to await trial or serve their sentences at home, spurring a debate over public health versus public safety—and producing some … Read the rest

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Most vulnerable prison population is in great peril…

Roughly 50,000 inmates at federal prisons meet criteria for release to home confinement based on guidelines in the CARES Act, and the Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons has largely failed to act, according to those who work with the … Read the rest

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CAN-DO’s Daniel Brown in Wall Street Journal seeking compassionate release

Daniel Brown has sought his release at least five times during his 14 years behind bars. Now the coronavirus pandemic might offer him his greatest chance at freedom.

A federal judge in Iowa, where Mr. Brown was originally convicted on … Read the rest

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FOR WOMEN AT A FEDERAL PRISON HOSPITAL IN TEXAS, FEAR THAT CORONAVIRUS WILL SPREAD ‘LIKE WILDFIRE’

Two prisoners at FMC Carswell have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the Bureau of Prisons, including a pregnant woman in critical care on a ventilator, her baby delivered early by C-section. Although federal directives call for … Read the rest

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