CAN-DO in the Media

CAN-DO Articles, Interviews and Publications

CAN-DO in Buzzfeed News

CAN-DO President Amy Povah was interviewed by Buzz Feed and is quoted in the following article, as are two members of the CAN-DO Advisory Board, Dennis Cauchon, founder of  The Clemency Report and Beth Curtis, founder of Life For Pot:Read the rest

Huffpost Op Ed on conspiracy law by Amos Irwin

Amos Irwin reached out to CAN-DO for input regarding the conspiracy law for an Op Ed he authored for Huffpost.  He focused heavily on Barbra Scrivner, profiled on the CAN-DO site for years leading up to Barbra Scrivner’s long overdue … Read the rest

Mary Ziman in Truthout: The Need for Compassionate Release – TWO PART SERIES

Victoria Law has written yet another compelling piece on the many negative aspects of mass incarceration.  Aging, Sick and Incarcerated: The Need for Compassionate Release



The CAN-DO Foundation provided Truthout with a few cases of women who are seeking … Read the rest

CAN-DO Foundation in Waging 10/12/2015

Comprehensive article by Victoria Law in about Amendment 782. Oct. 12, 2015

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On October 6, the Justice Department announced that nearly 6,000 people in federal prisons will be going home early. The move, U.S. officials told the Washington Post, … Read the rest

CAN-DO’s Founder, Amy Povah on Ed Kalegi’s America Weekend

On June 22, 2016, Ed Kalegi and Christina Stoffo interviewed CAN-DO President and Founder Amy Povah about her work with the CAN-DO Foundation; the clemency project and our marijuana laws. Click the links below to listen or download the interview.… Read the rest

CAN-DO worked with BBC on article about Family Members of Clemency Applicants

BBC reporter Jessica Lussenhop contacted the CAN-DO Foundation seeking insight to worked together for over a year after Jessica contacted CAN0DO seeking a connection to clemency applicants.   Jessica wanted to communicate with several prisoners over the course of many months … Read the rest

Amy Povah on Mark Thompson’s “The Edge” I-heart radio show

The Edge starts with a 10 minute blast of politics from political analyst and journalist Michael Shure talking with well known news caster and radio personality, Mark Thompson; a daily voice in Los Angeles on the most listened to talk … Read the rest

CAN-DO in Mother Jones featuring John Knock and Antonio Bascaro: Serving Life for Pot

Obama Just Granted Clemency to a Pot Lifer. But Dozens More Remain Behind Bars.
“We have many senior citizens who have already served decades for marijuana-only crimes that are being ignored.”
By Bryan Schatz | Wed Jul. 15, 2015 4:40 … Read the rest

Watch the CAN-DO video of clemency recipients and applicants in front of the White House – 2016

CAN-DO was tasked with the almost impossible job of creating a film for the events surrounding the White House Briefing on Life After Clemency.  CAN-DO and Harm Reduction Productions teamed up with Earthstream Media to produce a video of … Read the rest

CAN-DO in Mother Jones about Pres. Obama’s clemencies

CAN-DO Founder, Amy Ralston Povah was squirming in her seat during the White House convening on Women in Prison on 3/30/2016 because she had just dropped off her dear friend, Angie Jenkins, who she’d served time with at FCI Dublin … Read the rest

Justice Denied: Paul Free’s Two-Decade Plus Quest for Freedom


The ruling might as well have said “Justice Denied.”

Paul Free, serving a sentence of life without parole for a nonviolent marijuana conspiracy offense he says he can prove he did not commit, is used to such … Read the rest

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