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
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
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
CAN-DO NEWS FLASH
BARBARA SCRIVNER RECEIVED CLEMENCY FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA
Although it’s LONG OVERDUE – we could not be happier to hear that someone so deserving was finally rewarded with leniency after serving 21 years!
Today, the Associated Press reported … Read the rest
Russell J. Ellis
Chicago IL or Irving Texas
Life + 5 years
File in 2012 denied 2016, put in another clemency 2017 pending
F.C.I. Greenville; Ms. G. Harris , Mr. … Read the rest
Name: Elda Sanjuanita Olivarez Regalado #80948-079
Born: Rio Grande City, Texas
Race: White Hispanic
Marital Status: Divorced
Living Parent: Mother: Elvia M. Olivarez age 89
State raised: Texas
State charged: Texas Southern … Read the rest
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
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 News… Read the rest
Inmate Michael Pelletier, a paraplegic since the age of 11, serving a sentence of LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE for a nonviolent, victimless marijuana conspiracy offense, is almost a very talented artist. These are some of Michael’s prison art oil paintings … Read the rest
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
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