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CAN-DO and Rachel Hanson in Wall Street Journal on Biden’s clemency spree

WASHINGTON—President Biden on Tuesday granted his first pardons and commutations to 78     people convicted mostly of nonviolent drug offenses, part of a broader White House effort to address inequities in … Read the rest

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CAN-DO pot prisoners in New York Post for 420

 

Huge thanks to Steven Nelson who quoted many of our pot prisoners in the following article, including, Pedro Moreno, Luke Scarmazzo, Donald Fugitt, Lance Gloor, and Michael Pelletier

 

 

 

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Clemency for 75 individuals + 3 Pardons from President Joe Biden

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is granting clemency to 78 individuals, consisting of three pardons and 75 commutations.

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is pardoning the following three individuals:

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Michelle West – 1st Offender – Serving Life Without Parole

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Name: Michelle West 17809-039
Children: One daughter – Miquelle West
Race: Human
Grew up: Detroit, Michigan
Tried: Detroit,
Michigan
Will Live: Los Angeles, CA
Charges: Count (2) Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, (3) Aiding & … Read the rest

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LaShonda Hall – 45 years – NOW FREE – Compassionate Release!

LaShonda Hall walked out of prison on Tuesday, April 12th, 2022!
She is now home with her family and her battle to overcome a draconian sentence is over!.
Huge thank you to MiAngel Cody who is LaShonda Hall’s attorney and … Read the rest

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Diana Marquez – 1st Offender – 30 years for pot! Compassionate release GRANTED!

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Exciting update – Diana Marquez was called in to the halfway house on 12/28 to have her ankle monitor removed! Her compassionate release was granted on 12/21 by Judge Briones, docketed on 12/27 and as of today she no longer … Read the rest

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Anthony Viola – First Offender – Serving LIFE is NOW FREE!

We received some great news from Anthony Viola’s family that he would walk out of prison on October 12th due to a sentence reduction filed in the court under Amendment 782 – Drug Minus Two. This should have occurred years
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Eva Palma Atencio – 1st Offender – LIFE is NOW FREE

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Congratulations to Eva Palma Atencio and her family. She has finally received relief that is long overdue!  We will be adding more info after she gets through the immigration process.

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Eric McCauley – serving 23 years for pot received Compassionate Release on 6/24/21

Congratulations to Eric McCauley and his entire family, especially his son, Ethan! This wonderful family, son and dad can now reunite, heal, love, and celebrate this wonderful miracle called freedom! Freedom photos will be posted soon.  


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Lawrence McCarroll – 33 years — released on CARES Act!

We are so happy for Lawrence and his mother Judy who has been a CAN-DO Guardian Angel for many years. She was Lawrence’s biggest advocate and never stopped working to bring him home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Raquel Esquivel – 15 years for marijuana

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Name:
Raquel Esquivel
DOB: December 1, 1983
Race: White/Hispanic
Marital Status: Single
Age: 37
Children: 3 children and currently 6 months pregnant
State where you are from: Texas
State indicted: Texas
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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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Jessica Antunez – 20 years – CARES Act on 8/27/21

jessica-picTalked to Jessica on 8/27/21 after she was released from FCI Dublin and on her way home! She will be on home confinement and we are elated that she can now reunite with her children, family and friends!  Congrats Jessica!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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