Top 25 Women

CAN-DO Top 25 Women who deserve clemency.

Cheryl Howard – Life – Received Clemency on 12/19/16

Fox News 13 in Tampa interviewed Cheryl’s daughter, Lavithia Howard and CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah – watch the video: 


Message from Cheryl Howard to CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah: “WOW!! I am OVER JOYED right now!!  God said he would restore … Read the rest

Felicia Smith received clemency and is NOW FREE!

Felicia received clemency on President Obama’s last full day in office – Jan 19, 2017.

Vice news reached out to the CANDO Foundation seeking an interview with a clemency recipient that Obama commuted on his last day in office.  We Read the rest

Congrats to Deneise Quintanilla – LIFE – Received Clemency on 1/17/17

deniese-qDeneise Quintanilla is #4 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Women – please sign her petition. 

Name: Deneise Anne Quintanilla
DOB: 9/3/68
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 47
Children: 2 sons, 1 daughter
Grandchildren: 2 Grandsons, 1 Granddaughter
Charge:Read the rest

Pauline Kay Blake – 24 Years Received CLEMENCY on 08/03/16!!!

Pauline Blake – #15 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Women, received CLEMENCY from President Obama on August 3, 2016.

On Sept. 1st, Milena Nelson Blake of the Stanford Project picked Pauline up, took her shopping and then took her to … Read the rest

Congrats to Carolyn Bell – 21 years – Clemency on 1/19/17


Carolyn just received clemency from President Obama – she can now dream of her a future with her family – she can now “go home.”

Name: Carolyn Bell #17268-064
DOB: November 29, 1972
Race: Biracial (Black and Vietnamese)
Marital Staus:Read the rest

Schearean Means – LIFE is NOW FREE due to First Step Act. She also received Clemency on 12/19/16

Schearean Means was #5 on the CAN-DO Top 25 women – she received the clemency on 12/19/16 but her life sentence was reduced to 30 years so her out date is not until 12/2020.  Thanks to First Step e was … Read the rest

Congrats to Terry Anderson – 30 Years – clemency on 1/19/17

Terry Anderson just received the gift of freedom from President Obama – we are elated – Terry can now reunite with her twin daughters and extended family!

Please sign Terry’s petition.

Terry Lynn Anderson is #07 on the Top Read the rest

Gracie Ann Walker – 24 years 2 months Received on 8-30!!!


Gracie sent Amy Povah with CAN-DO this message:                                    PRIASE GOD.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS JUST NOTIFIED THAT I AM ON THE LIST OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S. THE ONLY STIPULATION IS THAT I HAVE TO DO RDAP OR AT LEAST SIGNED UP BY 8/11/18… Read the rest

Congrats to Cynthia Shank – 15 Years – Received Clemency on 11/22/16

CAN-DO received a phone call from Rudy Valdez, Cindy’s brother that his sister received clemency this morning(11/22/2016) – before the list was released.  We are elated because we have been communicating with Rudy and Cindy for many years now – … Read the rest

Charceil Kellam – Life Without Parole received CLEMENCY!

Charceil_Current_PictureName: Charceil Kellam #059920-084
DOB: 3-3-64
Children:Perry 33,Elijah19,Nyjah14
Charge: Conspiracy to dist, poss, poss to dist.
Sentence: 2 LIFE PLUS 30YRS
Release Date: unknown
Served: 10 yrs sept-2016 locked-up since sept.2006
Started Sentence: sentenced Aug27,2007… Read the rest

Michael Holmes – Serving Life is NOW FREE!!!

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Michael Holmes walked out of prison on April 18, 2017 after 18 years. He received clemency on 12/19/16

Michael Holmes was lucky #10 on Top 25 – and finally got his DREAM COME TRUE!  Clemency!!!
Michael’s petition on the Read the rest

Congrats Stacia Smith – 21 years – Received Clemency on 12/19/16


Stacia was #15 on the CAN-DO Top 25 – she just received the blessing of clemency on 12.19.16

Name: Stacia Tarnike Smith
DOB: 4-23-74
Race: African American
Marital Status: Single
Age: 42
Children: 3
Charge: Conspiracy to posess with intent … Read the rest

Donella Harriel – 22 years – CLEMENCY GRANTED on 8/3/2016


Donella Harriel granted clemency on Aug 3, 2016 – is still in limbo due to a detainer.

MEDIA: Read about Donella’s story in the Influence and Alternet.

Race: Black
Marital Status: single
Age: 39
Children: 2 kids
State raised: Florida… Read the rest

Crystal Mattern – 19 years – Received Clemency on 1/19/17


Congratulations to Crystal Mattern who received clemency from President Obama on 1/19/17.

Please sign Crystal’s Change petition.

Name: Crystal Mattern
DOB: 11-9-76
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Age: 40
Children: 4
Grandchildren: 2
Raised: MN
Charged: ND
Release to:Read the rest

Lisa Woods Ball – 20 years – Received Clemency on 11/22/16

Congrats to Lisa Woods Ball received clemency on 11/22/2016
Message from Lisa: Amy hello and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, I was blessed with a clemency/commutation and a wonderful daughter and 2 grandson one 5 and one is
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