Category: CAN-DO in the Media

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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.

The 73-year-old has served 32 … Read the rest

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Rufus Rochelle deserves clemency per CAN-DO

By April BamburgApr 3, 2020

https://sunshinesentinel.com/stories/529028257-can-do-backs-clemency-for-rochell

The CAN-DO Foundation supports Rufus Rochell in his bid for clemency.

He was sentenced to 40 years and 8 months on charges of a conspiracy with intent to distribute 50 grams or more … Read the rest

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CAN-DO back clemency for Jimmy Romans

By Bob PepalisMay 11, 2020

https://hoosierstatetoday.com/stories/536487607-can-do-backs-clemency-for-imprisoned-romans

James Romans has spent nine years in prison working to better himself, including the completion of a 15-month dental assistant apprenticeship.

He’s seeking clemency from President Trump for a 30-year reduced sentence on … Read the rest

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CAN-DO Foundation supports Pelletier as clemency candidate

By April Bamburg Apr 2, 2020

https://hoosierstatetoday.com/stories/529013480-can-do-foundation-supports-pelletier-as-clemency-candidate

After President Trump commuted the sentences of multiple inmates in February, advocates are working to raise awareness of the cases of other inmates who are deserving of clemency. One of these is Michael … Read the rest

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CAN-DO supports Diana Marquez’s clemency

By Juliette FairleyApr 18, 2020

https://elpasostandard.com/stories/532374567-grandmother-of-16-serving-34-years-for-cannabis-conspiracy-deserves-president-trump-s-clemency-say-criminal-justice-advocates

When Diana Marquez was sentenced to prison for money laundering and conspiracy to import and distribute marijuana, she was the young mother of five children and the allegedly abused wife of a man … Read the rest

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CAN-DO supports clemency for LaShonda Hall

https://tnbusinessdaily.com/stories/529577947-can-do-hopes-clemencies-granted-by-trump-will-produce-same-result-for-lashonda-

When President Trump granted clemency to nearly a dozen people in February, this included Crystal Munoz, 40, who spent 12 years in prison after being convicted on marijuana charges. Now supporters of LaShonda Hall are hoping the president will … Read the rest

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CAN-DO members Rufus Rochell and Chad Marks in Wall Street Journal re: Covid-19

Prison and jail officials trying to stem the spread of the new coronavirus behind bars are releasing thousands of prisoners to await trial or serve their sentences at home, spurring a debate over public health versus public safety—and producing some … Read the rest

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Most vulnerable prison population is in great peril…

Roughly 50,000 inmates at federal prisons meet criteria for release to home confinement based on guidelines in the CARES Act, and the Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons has largely failed to act, according to those who work with the … Read the rest

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CAN-DO’s Daniel Brown in Wall Street Journal seeking compassionate release

Daniel Brown has sought his release at least five times during his 14 years behind bars. Now the coronavirus pandemic might offer him his greatest chance at freedom.

A federal judge in Iowa, where Mr. Brown was originally convicted on … Read the rest

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Crystal Munoz, Tynice Hall and Judith Negron among clemency recipients by President Trump

Advocates for justice overhaul said Mr. Trump should be praised for his interventions. “Some people are trying to bash Trump for letting people circumvent the process and go directly to the White House,” said Amy Ralston Povah, the founder of … Read the rest

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First Step Act recipient Catherine Toney goes to the White House

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

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360 Law focuses on John Bolen’s clemency petition and the backlog of other pending petitions

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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Aaron Sandusky’s medical marijuana nightmare – told by Reason

Aaron Sandusky’s case represents everything that is wrong with cannabis prohibition. Reveal’s video by Zach Weissmueller is a must watch for anyone working within the legal cannabis space. If this can happen to Aaron, it can happen to anyone.


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