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Amy Povah, Founder of the CAN-DO Foundation, Justice Through Clemency Clemency and Pardon FAQs - As someone who has actually been through the process of filing and receiving executive clemency (I served 9 years of a 24 year sentence before...
CAN-DO’s official statement regarding BOP Book memo - The CAN-DO Foundation has been notified (May 3) that the BOP has finally issued a statement regarding the BOP Book policy which will be suspended....
Welcome to CAN-DO: Justice Through Clemency - CAN-DO is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates [C]lemency for [A]ll [N]on-violent [D]rug [O]ffenders. These are the faces of the drug war. Behind every face is a human with a story. Overly punitive drug laws create negative consequences that trigger a chain reaction upon innocent family members, friends and our society. Most of these people have been locked up for decades. Until our drug laws change, the only relief these people have for mercy is clemency.
MEET THE CAN-DO ADVISORY BOARD - CAN-DO has teamed up with some of the leading pardon experts and activists in the nation, including Mark Osler, Sam Morison, and Eric Sterling, just...
#CANDO Facts: Federal BOP Incoming Mail Policy - There is a lot of misinformation flying around about why federal prison facilities are changing the policy governing incoming mail. The CANDO Foundation was made...
CAN-DO Survey! Federal halfway houses - Responding to outcry from prisoners who’ve been devastated by their half-way house dates being pushed back, (even the day before some were set to release)...
BOP Report Card – Feminine Hygiene - Andrea James, founder of Families for Justice as Healing (FJAH) together with many formerly incarcerated women helped spearhead the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act of...
Clemency favored men over women, even if they were repeat offenders - 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...
Welcome to CAN-DO: Justice Through Clemency - Nonprofit Clemency Foundation Welcome to the CAN-DO Foundation justice through clemency CAN-DO is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit clemency foundation in Malibu, CA, that advocates Clemency...
Federal Sentencing Guideline Chart - It’s important to understand how federal defendants are sentenced by judges who no longer have the ability to judge the mitigating circumstances of any given...
STATS on WOMEN IN PRISON - STATS ON WOMEN IN PRISON And Clemency Recipients – 22 CAN-DO members have received clemency – see list below: Although the rate of incarceration for...
Do’s and Don’ts When Writing to the Pardon Attorney or President - Dos and Don’ts when writing the Pardon Attorney Before you get started, know that timing is everything.  President Trump was moved by Kim Kardashian’s plea...
Celebs and Clemency Recipients Speak on Capitol Hill, including CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah - The Leadership Conference, ACLU and #CUT50 partnered for a spectacular day on Capitol Hill, March 31st, to lobby for The Fair Sentencing and Corrections Act...
Video of Lauren Cesal seeking clemency for her Dad, Craig Cesal -   Watch the video CAN-DO and Earthstream created of Craig’s daughter Lauren asking for her father to be set free. Craig was on the Clemency...
U.S. v Amy Ralston Pofahl (Povah) - The Conspiracy Case Against Amy Ralston Pofahl Amy Ralston Pofahl – (now Povah) was indicted, tried and convicted by the federal government in Waco, Texas...
Tips on getting Congressional support - One very important asset when seeking clemency is the support of a Congress member or Senator. If you want to reach out to your congress...
How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency - Executive Clemency Petition in Malibu, CA Tips Prisoners Can Use to Enhance Chances at an Executive Clemency Petition in Malibu, CA. If you are going...
CAN-DO Justice through Clemency What Constitutes a Federal Drug Conspiracy? -   Who Can Be Charged? – Anyone who has any type of agreement or knowledge in connection to others who have the intent to commit...
Increase Your Publishing Chances When You Write a Letter to the Editor - Letters to the Editor are an important tool in building public awareness for your cause. They also tell the publication that public wants to see...
Political Children Arrested for Drugs Who Got Special Treatment - Everyone who has (or had) a child in prison for drugs should be outraged by the double standard that applies in this country when the...
Posters - What do I need and how much will it cost to make “Life for Pot” posters? 1. Choose which size poster you want to make....
VICTORY for Medical Marijuana!!! -   Congress voted to reauthorize the 2015 Medical Marijuana Amendment, (also known as Rohrabacher-Farr amendment) by a vote of 242 to 186.     Medical cannabis...
DEA AGENT SPEAKS OUT: Told Not to Enforce Drug Laws In Rich Communities - Drug Laws Not for the Rich! John Vibes for The Free Thought Project has written an amazing expose on the truth about the War on...