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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Intercept focuses on marijuana offenders – Diana Marquez and Raquel Esquivel

DIANA MARQUEZ HAS spent the last 14 months going on long walks, hitting the treadmill, and cooking with her daughter. She’s gotten to know her grandson, a fourth grader, helping him with his math homework. She has also lived with

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Politico focuses on CARES Act and Rufus Rochelle – quotes CAN-DO

 

 

 

 

For weeks, the Biden administration has kept thousands of people in a state of panic by letting a single news report linger without formal denial or confirmation.

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Jerry Vega – 30 years – received compassionate release on 12/21/20

Please sign Jerry’s change.org petition and watch the video of his daughter Jerri.

Name: Jerry Vega 30392-053
DOB:
4-28-55;
Age: 65
Nationality: Puerto Rican;
Marital Status: Single
Children: one daughter – Jerri Vega
State from: New York State
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Honoring Men in Prison on Father’s Day – Huffpost

This article was written in 2017. Most the men featured in the Huffpost tribute to men in prison for Father’s Day are NOW HOME, including but not limited to Michael Pelletier, Andy Cox, Tim Tyler, David Barren, Jimmy Romans, Robert … Read the rest

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High Times featured Pot Lifer Pedro Moreno

Most Affected: Pedro Moreno is the Last Brother Still Incarcerated for a Family Pot Operation

Pedro Moreno deserves to gain clemency from prison after serving decades behind bars for a cannabis-related crime, while his four brothers were released in 2016.
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Home Confinement Detainees Remain in Limbo!

 INCARCERATION NATION 

🏛 4500 released detainees may be sent back

[AFP / Chandan Khanna]

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the Federal Bureau of Prisons released 24,000 prisoners to serve their sentences in their homes. In yet

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New York Post spotlights 420 – asks CAN-DO for quotes from cannabis clemency candidates, Ismael Lira and Pedro Moreno

Ismael Lira and Pedro Moreno provided quotes to Steven Nelson regarding their hope for clemency under a Biden administration.

On 4/20, pot prisoners ask Biden to honor campaign pledge and free them

By Steven Nelson

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Evelyn Bozon Pappa – 1st Offender – Serving LIFE is NOW FREE! Compassionate release!

Congratulations to Evelyn Bozon Pappas and her entire family, especially her daughter, but the entire family fought the good fight and won!  Special thanks to Jason Hernandez who was responsible for putting together a team of law students to assist
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Ricardo Riojas – Life for pot received Compassionate Release on 2-10-21!

Huge congratulations to Ricardo and his family, especially his daughter, Cynthia who called CAN-DO’s president, Amy Povah after she got the wonderful news!  It could not have happened to a nicer man, nor anyone more deserving!

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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.

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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.
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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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Lavonne Roach 10431-073
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