PBS special about Charles “Duke” Tanner’s clemency miracle!

The ability to pardon criminals is a unique power of a president, one that can be politically motivated and often draws criticism. But as Reveal’s Michael Schiller explains, pardons can also change lives.

The CAN-DO Foundation advocated on behalf of … Read the rest

CAN-DO thanks President Trump – Press Release – congrats to several of our clemency candidates!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Amy Ralston Povah, President, CANDO Foundation

Phone: 310.699.3357

Email: amypovah@gmail.com

Multiple CAN-DO Foundation-Supported Prisoners Granted Clemency by President Trump and a FULL PARDON for
CAN-DO’s President and founder – Amy Ralston Povah

Washington, D.C., January Read the rest

Ana Alvarez’s clemency plea to President Trump


By Joe Chen Apr 3, 2020
for Miami Courant – Miami Herald

Ana Alvarez, a 64-year-old mother to an only daughter, has served approximately 10 years of her 30-year sentence for a conspiracy to commit health care fraud conviction. … Read the rest

Chalana McFarland deserves clemency

By Juliette FairleyApr 20, 2020


When Chalana McFarland exercised her constitutional right to a trial for alleged mortgage fraud, she didn’t expect to receive harsher sentencing than her co-defendant who opted for a plea deal but that’s exactly … Read the rest

CAN-DO supports clemency for LaShonda Hall


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

Pat Williams – Treasurer

Pat_Williams_Patricia Williams (Pat) was born in Paris, the daughter of a US WWII officer and a French mother. She grew up in France and on a plantation in the Belgian Congo (now the Dem Republic of the Congo). She experienced … Read the rest

President Obama Commutes the Sentences of 46 Prisoners.

While we are happy for everyone who received a commutation, we look forward to many more deserving applicants who are waiting in the pipeline, many of whom spotlighted on the CAN-DO website.  Listen to President Obama’s comments on CNN NewsRead the rest

Michael Pelletier – Life Without Parole for pot

Paraplegic Michael Pelletier is serving LIFE for POT

Michael Pelletier is Serving Life for Pot – He has over 113,000 signatures on his petition on Change.org – Please sign and share. 

Name: Michael Pelletier, #11109-036
Offense: Importing and Distributing Marijuana
Sentence: Life without parole
Incarcerated Since: 2006
Served:Read the rest

Lawrence Wallace – 21 years


Larry’s sentence was increased by 17 years due to a 13-year-old minor drug prior. Please Sign his Change.org Petition!

Name: Lawrence Wallace #: 09507-059
DOB: 10/20/67
Age: 52
Race: Caucasian
Raised: California
Tried: North Dakota
Will live: North Dakota
Charge:Read the rest

CAN-DO Attends Congressman Ted Lieu’s Swearing in Ceremony

CAN-DO Founder Amy Ralston Povah attended (D-CA) Congressman Ted Lieu’s Swearing in Ceremony on Sunday, March 1 at UCLA’s prestigious Royce Hall.

Directly after “God Bless America,” and before Lieu took the stage, the fire alarm went off and to everyone’s … Read the rest

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