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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Vietnam Vet Michael Montalvo deserves clemency

By April BamburgApr 4, 2020

https://goldenstatetoday.com/stories/529028181-michael-montalvo-vietnam-vet-deserves-presidential-clemency-can-do-foundation-says

Michael Montalvo is a Vietnam veteran, father of two, and grandfather of three. CAN-DO Foundation, a criminal justice reform advocacy group, says he deserves clemency from President Trump.

The 73-year-old has served 32 … Read the rest

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Rufus Rochelle deserves clemency per CAN-DO

By April BamburgApr 3, 2020

https://sunshinesentinel.com/stories/529028257-can-do-backs-clemency-for-rochell

The CAN-DO Foundation supports Rufus Rochell in his bid for clemency.

He was sentenced to 40 years and 8 months on charges of a conspiracy with intent to distribute 50 grams or more … Read the rest

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CAN-DO back clemency for Jimmy Romans

By Bob PepalisMay 11, 2020

https://hoosierstatetoday.com/stories/536487607-can-do-backs-clemency-for-imprisoned-romans

James Romans has spent nine years in prison working to better himself, including the completion of a 15-month dental assistant apprenticeship.

He’s seeking clemency from President Trump for a 30-year reduced sentence on … Read the rest

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Chalana McFarland deserves clemency

By Juliette FairleyApr 20, 2020

https://peachtreetimes.com/stories/532365322-lawyer-punished-for-fraud-requests-clemency-from-trump

When Chalana McFarland exercised her constitutional right to a trial for alleged mortgage fraud, she didn’t expect to receive harsher sentencing than her co-defendant who opted for a plea deal but that’s exactly … Read the rest

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CAN-DO Foundation supports Pelletier as clemency candidate

By April Bamburg Apr 2, 2020

https://hoosierstatetoday.com/stories/529013480-can-do-foundation-supports-pelletier-as-clemency-candidate

After President Trump commuted the sentences of multiple inmates in February, advocates are working to raise awareness of the cases of other inmates who are deserving of clemency. One of these is Michael … Read the rest

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CAN-DO supports Diana Marquez’s clemency

By Juliette FairleyApr 18, 2020

https://elpasostandard.com/stories/532374567-grandmother-of-16-serving-34-years-for-cannabis-conspiracy-deserves-president-trump-s-clemency-say-criminal-justice-advocates

When Diana Marquez was sentenced to prison for money laundering and conspiracy to import and distribute marijuana, she was the young mother of five children and the allegedly abused wife of a man … Read the rest

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CAN-DO supports clemency for LaShonda Hall

https://tnbusinessdaily.com/stories/529577947-can-do-hopes-clemencies-granted-by-trump-will-produce-same-result-for-lashonda-

When President Trump granted clemency to nearly a dozen people in February, this included Crystal Munoz, 40, who spent 12 years in prison after being convicted on marijuana charges. Now supporters of LaShonda Hall are hoping the president will … Read the rest

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John Bolen – First Offender – Life – Clemency Granted 10/21/20

The CAN-DO Foundation is elated that President Trump has granted clemency to John Bolen so he can be reunited with his wife,  June and son John Bolen as well as the entire family including John’s grandmother who is in

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Charles “Duke” Tanner – 30 years – First offender – Clemency Granted on 10-21-20

The CAN-DO Foundation is thrilled that President Trump has granted clemency to Charles “Duke” Tanner so he can be reunited with his family, significant other, Rita Cushenberry, (a nurse) and son, Charles Tanner Jr.   Duke was an undefeated light, … Read the rest

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Michael Alexander – 22 years 4 months – NOW FREE

Please sign Michael’s Change.org petition
mike-alexander-02Name:
Michael F. Alexander #33454-060
DOB: Dec. 19, 1963
Children: 3 children : 30, 29 and 11 years old
Grandchildren: 5 grandchildren
Raised: Cleveland, Ohio
Indicted: Cleveland, Ohio
Will Live: Cleveland, Ohio
Served: 14 years… Read the rest

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Lenora Logan – Life reduced to 30 years- Immediate release on 8/13/20 Clemency on 10/21/20

lenora-skinnyName: Lenora Logan #11733-424
DOB: 10-21-60
Age: 59
Children: 3
Grandchildren: 11
Raised: Iowa
Will live: Joliet, IL
Charges: Conspiracy to distribute and sell crack cocaine
Sentence:  LIFE reduced to 30 years on appeal and then resent 2 pt reduction … Read the rest

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Frank Merold – LIFE – received compassionate release – now free!

Name: Frank L. Merold
DOB June 6, 1958
Age: 62
Race: White American
Raised: Southern California
Tried: Northern District of Florida, Gainesville.
Will live: Hollywood, Florida, upon release.
Trial or plea: Went to trial
Charges: Convicted of 1 Count of … Read the rest

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Ronnie Lauderdale Life + 30 was given TIME SERVED due to compassionate release!

Name: Ronnie Lauderdale

Clemency #: 288213
DOB: 1-18-57
Race: African American
Marital Status: Married – 30 years
Age: 63
Children: 2 Children; 1 son deceased; 1 daughter
Will Live: Arkansas w/ wife … Read the rest

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