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Patricia Clarke – 1st Offender – Life – RELEASED due to First Step Act

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Patricia has been given an immediate release pending ICE hold!!! 
Name: Patricia Clarke
DOB: 01/31/1972
Age: 47
Race: African American
Charge: Racketeering; Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Cocaine Base and Marijuana
Served: 26 years
Sentence: LIFE
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Alice Marie Johnson – FREE AT LAST – LIFE sent commuted!

CAN-DO Foundation is elated that Kim Kardashian met with President Trump on May 30th, Alice Johnson’s birthday, to discuss her case.  It’s our hope that others in a position of power will consider propping up additional cases of individuals worthy … Read the rest

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Welcome to CAN-DO: Justice Through Clemency

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Welcome to CAN-DO: justice through clemency

CANDO is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates Clemency for All Non-violent Drug Offenders. CAN-DO has access to numerous cases, many of which are presented on … Read the rest

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RIP: Ramona Brant received clemency on 12/18/15, set FREE on 2/2/2016 and tragically passed 2/25/18

 WATCH RAMONA WALK FREE AFTER 21 YEARS!  CAN-DO teamed up Ramona with Casey Tolan of Fusion who wrote about her story and shot this video.

Ramona Brant FreeRamona Brant who was #3 on CAN-DOs Top 25 Women received clemency from President Obama. Read the rest

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CAN-DO Op Ed in San Francisco Chronicle – Thanksgiving pardons

By Amy Ralston Povah
Published: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Instead of sleepwalking through the obligatory turkey “pardon” on the White House Lawn this year, I wish President Obama would grant … Read the rest

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Danielle Metz – Serving Life – Received CLEMENCY on 8/30/16

For Gleneisha Hayter, (Danielle’s daughter) Carl Jr. (Danielle’s son) Adrian Bernard, (Danielle’s sister) and Barbara (Danielle’s mom) and all her friends, family, advocates and loved ones, the nightmare is OVER!  Danielle and her family are overjoyed to finally receive the … Read the rest

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Josephine Ledezma – Life – CLEMENCY on 8/5/16

Josie’s long journey of suffering finally come to an end.  She was told by her case manager that her sentence had been commuted by President Obama.

Josephine was #3 on CAN-DO’s Top 25 Women Who Deserve Clemency.   CAN-DO Founder Amy … Read the rest

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Angie Jenkins – Serving 30 Years Received Clemency

Angie Jenkins, #10 on the Top 25 Women Received Clemency on 12/18/2015.  We are so happy for Angie and her family. Angie was featured in this article in Truth Out.org on 9/11/2015 entitled: Mothers Serving Long-Term Drug Sentences Call for Read the rest

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Pauline Kay Blake – 24 Years Received CLEMENCY on 08/03/16!!!

Pauline Blake – #15 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Women, received CLEMENCY from President Obama on August 3, 2016.

On Sept. 1st, Milena Nelson Blake of the Stanford Project picked Pauline up, took her shopping and then took her to … Read the rest

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Congrats to Cynthia Shank – 15 Years – Received Clemency on 11/22/16

CAN-DO received a phone call from Rudy Valdez, Cindy’s brother that his sister received clemency this morning(11/22/2016) – before the list was released.  We are elated because we have been communicating with Rudy and Cindy for many years now – … Read the rest

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Paul Free – Serving Life For Pot – Received Clemency on 12/19/16 – NOW FREE!!!

Best news ever – Paul Free walked out of prison on April 29, 2019. Congratulations Paul!  Halfway house is not exactly “free” but it’s a great step and Paul is grinning from ear to ear!

“OK FOLKS STAY TUNED –

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Mandy Martinson – 15 Years – Received Clemency 12/16/16

Congratulations to Mandy Martinson who received clemency from a 15 year sentence!

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Mandy Martinson
Age: 37
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
Priors: First Offense
Sentence: 15 years
Served: 12 years
Sentenced: 2005
Release Date: 10/21/2017 – due for release to … Read the rest

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Malik King – Prison Outreach Coordinator

Malik King was born in 1964 in Manhattan, New York; grew up in Queens and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1982 to attend Morehouse College. He received a degree in Business Administration/Computer Science in 1987. Growing up in New York, … Read the rest

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John Knock – Serving Life for Pot

John Knock is serving Life for Pot!
Please sign his change.org petition to raise awareness

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 to distribute, Conspiracy to money … Read the rest

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Men Deserving Clemency – Larry Duke – Life for Pot – NOW FREE

Larry Duke was released from serving Life for Pot on March 5th, 2014 for Compassionate Release.

CONGRATS TO LARRY DUKE – DETAILS HERE!!!

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Offense: Two counts, both 846’s Count(1). Conspiracy (2). Attempt
Sentence: Life Without Parole … Read the rest

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Lavonne Roach – 30 Years

Please sign and share Lavonne’s change.org petition seeking support for her clemency.

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Age: 55
Race: Native American – Lakota Sioux
Children: 3 children and 7 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
Sentence: 30 Years
Sentenced: 1997
Served: 23 … Read the rest

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Mary Rose Ziman – 27 Years – NOW FREE!

Congratulations to Mary Ziman – she is finally free.  Her son Corey picked her up from FCI Greenville and here are the photos of her happy freedom day!

She had been hospitalized several times, blind in one eye – losing … Read the rest

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Lori Kavitz – 1st Offender – 24 Years IS NOW FREE!!!!

Lori Kavitz called CANDO from the airport in Orlando on May 16, 2018 – her freedom day! 

Sent. Judge Mark Bennett supports Lori’s clemency

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DOB:
10/15/58
Age: 57
Race: White
Children: 2 sons, 3 grandchildren
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Rita Becerra – 1st Offender – 27 Years – NOW FREE!

in Mexico. She came to the United States when she was 12 years old.

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DOB:
May 22, 1951
Age: 63
Children: 1 daughter, 1 son and 4 grandchildren
Race: Hispanic
Raised: Dallas, Texas
Tried: Austin, Texas
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Barbara Scrivner – 30 Years – FREE AFTER SERVING 20 YEARS!!!

 

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Age: 48
Children: 1 daughter, Alannah and 1 grandson
Race: White
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
Sentence: 30 years
Time Served: 20 years
Priors: 2 minor charges
Release Date: 03/17/2019
Prison Conduct: Role model inmate
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Sharanda Purlette Jones – Serving Life Received Clemency on 12/18/15

Sharanda Jones, #5 on CAN-DOs Top 25 Women received clemency from President Obama. We are elated that this long overdue battle for justice has finally come to fruition.  We hope Sharanda and her daughter will now enter a new chapter Read the rest

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Teresa Mechell Griffin Received Clemency on June 3, Serving Life Sentence

CONGRATULATIONS to Teresa Mechell Griffin – was #6 on CAN-DO’s Top 25 

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Age: 50 (in a few days)
DOB: 06/08/1966
Children: 4 children, 2 grandchildren
Race: African American
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base
Served: 26 yrs
Sentenced: 1992
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Anita Gage – FREE at LAST!!! 30 Years 6 Months

Anita Gage
DOB: 3/29/1950
Age: 64 Years
Children: 1 son and 1 daughter
Race: Hispanic/Cuban
Arrested: March 29, 1991
Charge: Conspiracy to Aid and Abet the Manufacture of Meth.
Sentenced: 1992
Served: 23 years 5 months
Sentence: Life reduced to … Read the rest

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Elizabeth “Beth” Cronan – 28 Years – IS NOW FREE! Receives 2 pt reduction!

Congratulations to Beth who is now FREE!

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Age: 54
Race: White
Children: 3 children – 7 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy to Manufacture with intent to Distribute Meth
Priors: First Offense
Sentence: 28 years
Sentenced: 1998
Served: 16 years… Read the rest

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Mary Ritcherson – 30 Years – FREE AT LAST

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARY – who walked out of prison on June 23rd 2015, after serving all of a very harsh 30-year sentence.  Mary was given a bus ticket and arrived in Cedar Rapids Iowa where she is now staying in … Read the rest

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Irma Alred – 30 Years for Pot – is NOW FREE – Drugs Minus Two!

Irma was released on Oct 30th and moved to Corpus Christi, Texas to live with her family.  Thanks to Drugs Minus Two, she got 70 months taken off her 30 year sentence. Read more here.

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Age: 58
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Therese Crepeau – IS NOW FREE – thanks to the 2 pt reduction

 

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Therese Crepeau was #9 on Top 25

Read more about Therese’s victory.

Age: 44 years
Race: Asian American
Sentenced: Feb 1994
Sentence: 35 years, reduced to 26 years 10 months
Release Date: July 2017
Priors: Misdemeanors – DUI, … Read the rest

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Dr. Marion “Mollie” Fry is now FREE!

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Dr. Marion “Mollie” Fry sent an email to say that she will be released on March 31st! 

She sent CAN-DO and email: Hi Everyone,
I just got the word, I leave Tuesday March 31. I knew it would be soon … Read the rest

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