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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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.

The CAN-DO Foundation advocated on behalf of … Read the rest

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

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

Washington, D.C., January 20, 2021.  

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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 Montalvo

Name: Michael Montalvo 87224-012
Status: Grandfather
Age: 76
Tried: Eastern district of California
Will Live: California
Offense Charged: Non-violent 1980s drug conspiracy charged as a continuing criminal enterprise from 1983 to 1986.
Sentence: After declining a 15 and 10 year … Read the rest

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Lavonne Roach – 30 Years – CLEMENCY GRANTED 1/20/21

Congratulations to Lavonne Roach who is NOW FREE!  We met up in Las Vegas for a huge hug and to celebrate with her amazing daughter Clarissa who worked hard to help bring her mother home.

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Age: 56… Read the rest

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David Barren – Life reduced to 30 years – Clemency Granted – TWICE!!! This time it’s time served!

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Please sign David Barren’s change.org petition and share with your network.  Help us bring David home to his family.
David Barren’s sentence was commuted from LIFE to 30 years. This is shocking because so many men with multiple prior convictions … Read the rest

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Chalana McFarland – 1st Offender – 30 years – Clemency Granted on 1/20/21

Congratulations to Chalana McFarland who received clemency from President Trump on 1/20/21.  She was serving her sentence on house arrest due to CARES Act when she got the life-altering news.   Chalana is now living in Georgia and has reunited with … Read the rest

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John Knock – Serving Life for Pot – Clemency Granted 1/20/21. Congrats Beth Curtis – Life for pot!

Congratulations to John Knock who was serving Life for Pot!

He is NOW FREE and HOME with his loved ones! 

John Knock #11150-017
First time offender

http://www.johnknock.com
http://www.lifeforpot.com

Raised: Nebraska
Tried: Florida
Will live: Philadelphia
Offense:
Conspiracy to import, Conspiracy … Read the rest

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Corvain Cooper – Life for Pot Clemency Granted on 1/20/21

Please sign Corvain Cooper’s change.org petition

Corvain Cooper, #643011-112
DOB:
11/2/1979
Age: 41
Children: 2 daughters
Residence: California 
Charges: Distributing Marijuana; Money Laundering;
Trial/Plea: Trial
Tried: Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte
Sentence: Life Without Parole
Incarcerated Since: 2014
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Adrianne Miller – 15 years – Clemency granted 1/20/21

Please sign Adrianne’s change.org petition seeking clemency from President Trump
Name:
Adrianne Davis Miller #15437-002
Age: 42
Race: White
Raised: Montgomery, Alabama
Tried: Mobile Alabama
Will live: Mobile Alabama
Charges: Conspiracy with intent to distribute a controlled substance / Conspiracy … Read the rest

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Ferrell Scott – LIFE for marijuana – Clemency Granted on 1/20/21

Washington Post covers the story of Ferrell Scott’s shocking clemency denial!
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Name: Ferrell Damon Scott #27797177
DOB: January 2nd, 1963
Race: Black
Marital Status: Single
Children: Skyler Scott, Serrell Scott, … Read the rest

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Luke Scarmazzo – 21.8 years for Medical Marijuana

Luke’s co-defendant, Ricardo Montes received clemency. They were charged together and are co-defendants.   Please sign this petition supporting Luke’s clemency on change.org 

Luke Scarmazzo # 63131-097
DOB: 1980
Age: 41
Race: White
Raised: California
Tried: Went to trial in the … Read the rest

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Lance Gloor – 10 Years for Medical Marijuana

Please sign Lance Gloor’s change.org petition

Lance Gloor: #44270-086
Age: 42
Children: 1 daughter
Raised: Washington State
Tried: Washington State
Will live: Washington State
Sentence: 10 year
Charges: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Manufacturing marijuana for Medicinal purposes, thought he was … Read the rest

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Rufus Rochelle – Serving 40 years Released on CARES Act on 4/24/20

Name: Rufus Rochelle #08628-017
DOB: 10-9-51
Age: 70
Race: Black
Raised: Florida
Tried: Northern District of Florida (Gainesville Division)
Will live: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Charges: Conspiracy with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of Crack and possession
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