Author: Amy Ralston Povah
CAN-DO President Amy Ralston Povah on Rev Al Sharpton’s Politics Nation about CARES Act
Link below to an interview between Rev Al Sharpton and Amy Ralston Povah discussing the current state of affairs regarding the CARES Act and why the criminal justice reform community is up in arms about CARES Act prisoners left in … Read the rest
New York Post references three CAN-DO cases: “Biden ‘exploring’ clemency for federal drug crimes”
Biden ‘exploring’ clemency for federal drug crimes, Psaki says
WASHINGTON — President Biden is “exploring” the idea of granting clemency to people who are serving federal prison sentences for drug crimes, White House … Read the rest
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
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.
The report, published on July 19 by the New … Read the rest
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
Nationality: Puerto Rican;
Marital Status: Single
Children: one daughter – Jerri Vega
State from: New York State
State Charged:… Read the rest
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
High Times featured Pot Lifer Pedro Moreno
Most Affected: Pedro Moreno is the Last Brother Still Incarcerated for a Family Pot Operation
Home Confinement Detainees Remain in Limbo!
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
Evelyn Bozon Pappa – 1st Offender – Serving LIFE is NOW FREE! Compassionate release!
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!
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
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
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.
The CAN-DO Foundation thanks President Trump for providing a second chance to numerous … Read the rest
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