Amy Ralston Povah served nine years in prison before President Clinton commuted her sentence. She is now one of the most knowledgeable and effective advocates for executive clemency, and for sensible reform of our criminal justice system. Her group, CAN-DO … 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
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender, a week after Kim Kardashian West pleaded her case during an Oval Office meeting with Trump.
CAN-DO collected quotes from Alice Johnson, Michael Pelletier, Michelle West, Crystal Munoz, and Connie Farris, for Steven Nelson’s article focused on Alan Dershowitz’s perspective on what it takes to get clemency from President Trump. “You have to appeal to his … Read the rest
Johnson said it took a miracle for her case to grab the attention of the Trump administration — and that miracle came in the form of Kardashian West. For years, Johnson believed Obama was her last hope of leaving prison … Read the rest
DEBUNKING THE STORIES ABOUT FEDERAL PRISONERS DINING ON STEAK
As the government shutdown drags on, a number of media outlets–from NBC News to USA Today to the Washington Post–have run stories claiming that federal prisoners are eating elaborate steak dinners … Read the rest
BBC writes about Kim Kardashian’s trip to the White House and talked to CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah. CAN-DO is elated that Kim Kardashian has committed herself to freeing Alice Johnson, who has been on the CAN-DO Top 25 since 2014 … Read the rest
CAN-DO President, Amy Povah was invited to the White House Summit on prison reform and asked to share her hard-earned knowledge about Women’s Issues related to incarceration. CAN-DO supports the First Step Act and is working hard to garner support … Read the rest
Alicia Estabrook – 10839-059
46 yrs old
between washington state and N.D.(Bismarck)
Bismarck N.D. (belourt reservation N.D.)
Poss. Of A FireARM By A Felon
ACCA min-max 15 YEARS
Assault 1992 violent, 1991 burglary … Read the rest
The CAN-DO Foundation has been notified (May 3) that the BOP has finally issued a statement regarding the BOP Book policy which will be suspended. We are not convinced it has been “cancelled” so we wait to see what the … Read the rest
Since 2000, Amy Ralston Povah, president and Founder of CAN-DO Foundation has advocated on behalf of others seeking justice through clemency. The CAN-DO Foundation website does not collect or compile the information on this site by surfing the internet. We … Read the rest
Organizations like The National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and the CAN DO Foundation are not only working on just prison and sentencing reform and re-entry, but are actively trying to get women out of prison. … Read the rest
CAN-DO has teamed up with some of the leading pardon experts and activists in the nation, including Mark Osler, Sam Morison, Andrea James and Eric Sterling, just to name a few.
Sam Morison provides invaluable insight and expertise with … Read the rest
There is a lot of misinformation flying around about why federal prison facilities are changing the policy governing incoming mail. The CANDO Foundation was made aware of the change in this policy back in October of 2017. This is not … Read the rest
The CAN-DO Foundation is overjoyed by President Trump’s first commutation of sentence to Sholom Rubashkin, an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive. This is remarkable for two reasons. It’s very rare for a president to commute a sentence in their first year … Read the rest
Felicia received clemency on President Obama’s last full day in office – Jan 19, 2017.
Vice news reached out to the CANDO Foundation seeking an interview with a clemency recipient that Obama commuted on his last day in office. We … Read the rest
Responding to outcry from prisoners who’ve been devastated by their half-way house dates being pushed back, (even the day before some were set to release) CAN-DO performed a survey to verify this is not happening to “only 1% of the … Read the rest
The CAN-DO Foundation believes that incarcerated female firefighters should receive clemency from Governor Brown for displaying extraordinary character in the face of dire circumstances. Rehabilitation has long been an incentive to reduce a prison sentence and we can see no … Read the rest
Obama’s ramping up of commutations, which lessens an inmate’s prison time, was extraordinary given the historic rarity of it all, according to advocates.
“Everybody was hoping they’d see their name on the list,” said Povah, who herself was granted clemency … Read the rest