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
BBC writes about Kim Kardashian’s trip to the White House and talked to CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah. CAN-DO is elated that Kim Kardashian has committed herself to freeing Alice Johnson, who has been on the CAN-DO Top 25 since 2014 … Read the rest
CAN-DO President, Amy Povah was invited to the White House Summit on prison reform and asked to share her hard-earned knowledge about Women’s Issues related to incarceration. CAN-DO supports the First Step Act and is working hard to garner support … Read the rest
Since 2000, Amy Ralston Povah, president and Founder of CAN-DO Foundation has advocated on behalf of others seeking justice through clemency. The CAN-DO Foundation website does not collect or compile the information on this site by surfing the internet. We … Read the rest
Obama’s ramping up of commutations, which lessens an inmate’s prison time, was extraordinary given the historic rarity of it all, according to advocates.
“Everybody was hoping they’d see their name on the list,” said Povah, who herself was granted clemency … Read the rest
CAN-DO worked with Tana Geneva to gather stories for her revealing article for Rolling Stone – click title and read the whole story:
This must-read exposes the ugly underbelly of … Read the rest
Doug Berman’s Federal Sentencing Reporter, together with Vera Institute engaged in an in-depth review of President Obama’s Clemency Initiative.
CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah was asked to write about the “women” who received clemency from President Obama, or lack thereof. Sadly, … Read the rest
CAN-DO Founder, Amy Ralston Povah got more time than her kingpin husband or anyone in his entire entire organization of smugglers and dealers even though she was the least culpable. It’s convoluted and hard to believe, which is why we’ve … Read the rest
Clinton-era clemency recipient Amy Ralston Povah is profiled in the following Huffpost article regarding women suffering from overly harsh ‘Department of Justice’ policies:
What often goes unreported and frighteningly unnoticed is the war the administration is waging on women through
January 26, 2015
Amy Povah, founder of CAN-DO; P.S. Ruckman, a pardon expert, and Sam Morison, former Pardon Staff Attorney for 13 years, who are both members of the CAN-DO advisory board, contributed to this NYTs online debate about “the … Read the rest
CAN-DO Foundation has done exhaustive research regarding who did and did not receive clemency from President Obama during his historic clemency initiative. Our findings are rather shocking.
It’s no surprise that more men received clemency than women because they outnumber … Read the rest
CAN-DO has teamed up with some of the leading pardon experts and activists in the nation, including Mark Osler, Sam Morison, Andrea James and Eric Sterling, just to name a few.
Sam Morison provides invaluable insight and expertise with … Read the rest
President Obama shatters glass ceiling by granting more than 1,000 clemencies, but only 68 were women!
by, JULEYKA LANTIGUA-WILLIAMS
Among the recipients in the latest group are Donna McDaniel, Cindy Shank, and Lisa Ball, all of whom … Read the rest
44 CAN-DO women have joined a very small and distinguished group of women who have received Executive Clemency. Sadly, only 105 women have received clemency, to date, by President Obama out of 1715 commutations. Obviously, it is still a man’s … Read the rest
CAN-DO issued a statement on Friday, June 8th regarding Carol Richardson’s recidivism that was reported widely by the press. Fortunately, we provided some insights that balanced some of tone and tenor of the comments provided by her prosecutor and judge. … Read the rest
Amy Povah of the CAN-DO Foundation launched the Guardian Angel program to assign volunteers with prisoners seeking mercy through clemency. In essence, our volunteers, many of whom have served time or are a family member of a prisoner are working … Read the rest
Due to hundreds of emails, letters and phone calls from prisoners panicking due to halfway house closures, CAN-DO conducted a survey and the results were worse than we expected. Even prisoners who were leaving the very next day have had … Read the rest