“To set the record straight, I have no recollection of ever comparing a prison cell to “college dorm living” although that’s a catchy title for In Touch.” says Amy Ralston Povah to her CAN-DO members and followers on social media. … Read the rest
Because he let two Bahamian men use his boat to smuggle 188 kilograms of cocaine into Florida 13 years ago, John Bolen is going to die in federal prison.
In his bid for presidential clemency, the former commercial fisherman cites … Read the rest
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An Odessa woman serving 15 years for conspiracy charges related to marijuana has petitioned U.S. President Donald Trump for a sentence reduction.
A petition was filed on Crystal Munoz’s behalf by Texas A&M University’s Criminal Defense Clinic in November and … Read the rest
After Tana Ganeva’s article dropped about Michael “Meeko” Thompson, it has gone viral on twitter, thanks to Shaun King, Ava DuVernay, and many more…an attorney has been assigned to help Meeko file for clemency in the state of Michigan.
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Catherine Toney has been profiled on the CAN-DO website for many years. We thought she would get clemency from the Obama administration because she not only met all the criteria of the Clemency Project 2014, she was assigned a CP14 … Read the rest
“The recalculation of ‘good time’ credit is simply a data entry,” agreed Amy Povah, founder of the Clemency for All Non-Violent Drug Offenders, or CAN-DO, Foundation. “That should take 15 seconds.”
The White House and Federal Bureau of Prisons did … Read the rest
Charles “Duke” Tanner is an extraordinary case of an undefeated boxer from Gary, Indiana. He’s a first offender serving a 30-year sentence, reduced from LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE. He is on the CAN-DO Top 25 Men deserving of clemency and is … Read the rest
President Trump unveiled one of his top legislative priorities before Democrats take over the House of Representatives: passage of the First Step Act, which would reduce some prison sentences. Though he still must win a tug-of-war within the Republican … Read the rest
CAN-DO was asked to obtain quotes from several of our clemency candidates. Fortunately, we were able to get quotes from Michael Pelletier, Chad Marks and David Barren for the following article by Steven Nelson for Washington Examiner.
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CAN-DO members Michael Montalvo and Lavonne Roach quoted in the Washington Examiner…
“Last month, clemency advocates including Amy Povah of CAN-DO Clemency and Alveda King, the anti-abortion evangelical leader, hosted a panel at a Women for Trump event at Trump … Read the rest
Emanuel Sferios (Founder of Dance Safe) and co-host Tatiana Makovkin have kicked off a “risk reduction and benefit enhancement podcast reducing shame and stigma to save lives and end the drug war.”
For their first podcast, they interviewed Amy Ralston … Read the rest
Back in the late ’80s, a few years into her marriage to her now ex-husband, Povah discovered that he had been involved in an international ecstasy business. He asked her to handle some “financial matters” for him while he was … Read the rest
When Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother serving life in prison for drug trafficking, was granted clemency by President Trump on June 6, a phone call went out from the White House counsel’s office — the administration wanted more people … Read the rest
Morning of June 6, 2018, CAN-DO President, Amy Povah said her phone was blowing up with text messages to “turn on CNN.” The night before Amy had communicated with Alice that her release was imminent; even likely it would happen … Read the rest
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender, a week after Kim Kardashian West pleaded her case during an Oval Office meeting with Trump.
CAN-DO collected quotes from Alice Johnson, Michael Pelletier, Michelle West, Crystal Munoz, and Connie Farris, for Steven Nelson’s article focused on Alan Dershowitz’s perspective on what it takes to get clemency from President Trump. “You have to appeal to his … Read the rest
Johnson said it took a miracle for her case to grab the attention of the Trump administration — and that miracle came in the form of Kardashian West. For years, Johnson believed Obama was her last hope of leaving prison … Read the rest
DEBUNKING THE STORIES ABOUT FEDERAL PRISONERS DINING ON STEAK
As the government shutdown drags on, a number of media outlets–from NBC News to USA Today to the Washington Post–have run stories claiming that federal prisoners are eating elaborate steak dinners … Read the rest