Category: CAN-DO in the Media

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NBC covers CARES Act cases and Clemency

Brian Foster was released from prison nearly a year ago under the CARES Act, a government policy that prioritized the use of home

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Politico Breaks Story about Biden’s CARES Act Clemency Effort

 

 

 

The Biden administration has begun asking former inmates confined at home because of the pandemic to formally submit commutation applications, criminal justice reform advocates and one inmate herself tell POLITICO.… Read the rest

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High Times focuses on Pot Lifer Ismael Lira

Most Affected: Ismael Lira’s Family Torn Apart as a Cannabis Lifer

This edition of Most Affected focuses on Ismael Lira, whose family was torn apart by the war on drugs. Here is his tragic story.
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Ismael Lira grew up in

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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New York Post quotes several CAN-DO clemency candidates in annual Turkey pardon article by Steven Nelson

https://nypost.com/2020/11/24/turkeys-expected-to-be-first-in-slew-of-final-trump-pardons/

Trump will “pardon” gobblers named Corn and Cobin an annual tradition at the White House on Tuesday, but in a potential twist, allies and reform advocates are anticipating more serious reprieves in the coming weeks.

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Angela Wright has served over a decade and needs clemency

By Joe ChenApr 3, 2020

https://atlstandard.com/stories/529028232-angela-wright-seeks-clemency-from-president-trump-to-reunite-with-son

Angela Wright, 43, has served approximately 13 years of a 30-year sentence for convictions of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute. Criminal justice advocates say she is a deserving candidate … Read the rest

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Vietnam Vet Michael Montalvo deserves clemency

By April BamburgApr 4, 2020

https://goldenstatetoday.com/stories/529028181-michael-montalvo-vietnam-vet-deserves-presidential-clemency-can-do-foundation-says

Michael Montalvo is a Vietnam veteran, father of two, and grandfather of three. CAN-DO Foundation, a criminal justice reform advocacy group, says he deserves clemency from President Trump.

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