Author: Amy Ralston

Amy Ralston Povah is a clemency recipient under President Clinton, an award winning filmmaker, and founder of the CAN-DO Foundation.

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 petition
Name: Michelle West 17809-039
Children: One daughter – Miquelle West
Race: Human
Grew up: Detroit, Michigan
Tried: Detroit,
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

Roberta only

Please sign Roberta Bell’s petition

Name: Roberta Ronique Bell #08116-067
DOB: Sept. 4, 1971
Race: Black
Age: 52
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
Marital Status: Single
Age: 65
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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Charlotte Nicole O’Neal – 10 Years for Drug Conspiracy

Name: Charlotte Nicole O’Neal, Reg. #36590-180
DOB: May 20
Race: White.
Raised: Houston, Texas.
Tried:  Western District of Texas.
Will live: Waco, Texas.
Charges: Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine – (21 USC § 841(a)(1) & … Read the rest

Patricia Aruda – 10.8 years for Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine

Name: Patricia Aruda — Currently Free on CARES Act but still needs clemency
DOB: February 12
Race: White
Raised: Wailuku, Mai, Hawaii
Tried:  District of Hawaii
Will live: Maui, Hawaii
Charges: 21 USC 841(a)(1) & 841 (b)(1)(A).
Sentenced on: December … Read the rest

Mackese Walker Speight – 1st offense – 68 Years for Conspiracy!

Name: Mackese Walker Speight, Reg. #26084-001
DOB: June 19
Race: Black.
Raised: Fairfield, AL.
Tried:  Northern District of Alabama.
Will live: Dolomite, AL.
Charges: 21 USC 371 Conspiracy to Commit Carjacking; 18 USC 924(c)(1) Brandishing a Firearm.
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Sherry Walter – 20 years for Drug Conspiracy

Name : Sherry Ann Walter 
DOB:  7-24-1972
Race: White  
Age:  51
Children:  3
Grandchildren: 2
Raised:   Texas
State Indicted:  Texas 
Pled:  Guilty
Charges: Conspiracy with Intent to Distribute 
Sentence:  20 years
Served: 8 … Read the rest

Anabel Valenzuela – Serving 32 Years – Nonviolent Drug Conspiracy

Name:  Anabel Valenzuela
Age: 38
Race: Mexican-American.
Children: 2 sons, ages 11 and 12
Grew up: Born in Los Angeles but raised in Las Vegas since the age of 7.
Charge: Drug Conspiracy to distribute Methamphetamine and Money Laundering in … Read the rest

Kendra Ward – 18 Years for Nonviolent Drug Conspiracy

Name: Kendra Ward, #53803-177

DOB: July 4
Race: White.

Raised: Wichita Falls, TX.

Tried:  Northern District of Texas.

Will live:  Wichita Falls, TX.

Charges: 21 USC 846; 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(c) Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Methamphetamine.

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Holly Frantzen – Serving 16 years 8 months for Nonviolent Drug Conspiracy

Holly Frantzen #54447-177
Race: White
Martial Status:  Divorced
Children:  2
State where I am from:  Texas
State indicted:  Texas
Will release to:  Kentucky
Trial or pled guilty:  pled guilty
Charges: Conspiracy with intent to distribute a controlled substance
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Cheryl Singleton – 12.5 Years for Wire Fraud — NOW FREE UNDER CARES ACT!!!!!

Name: Cheryl Singleton, Reg. #69550-019
DOB: July 19
Race: Black
Raised: Brunswick, GA
Tried:  Northern District of Georgia
Will live: Atlanta, GA
Charges: 18 USC 1343 – Wire Fraud.
Sentenced on: January 31, 2017
Priors: None – First Time … Read the rest

Joanne Tragas – Serving 16 years for Nonviolent Offense – NOW FREE!


Joanne is now out but needs help. Please consider giving to her Gofundme campaign so she can afford to pay for an apartment during this transition time:

Name: Joanne Tragas #51090-018
DOB: March 24
Race: White
Age: 54
Children: 1… Read the rest

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