Lavonne Roach – 30 Years – CLEMENCY GRANTED 1/20/21-LaVonne has rebuilt herself from a pre-prison existence that is hard to fathom if you haven’t been there - an unremitting tale of alcohol, drugs, poverty, violence and abuse starting at age 11. LaVonne doesn’t deserve a second chance. She needs a first chance - a first chance to live in peace, to care for her ailing parents, to love her children, to help care for grandchildren who hardly know her.
John Knock – Serving Life for Pot – Clemency Granted 1/20/21. Congrats Beth Curtis – Life for pot!-I was arrested in 1996 and charged with conspiracy. I stood trial in 2000. I was found guilty of three conspiracy charges. It was a dry conspiracy developed by a reverse sting operation. The courts were allowed to charge “perceived” amounts at the time of my trial. I have been incarcerated for 18 years as a result of this conviction. I have been separated from my family for 20 years (2 yrs. at large and 18 yrs. in prison). I have watched our son grow from 3 into a young man of 23, through telephone calls and prison visiting rooms.
Corvain Cooper – Life for Pot Clemency Granted on 1/20/21-Please sign Corvain Cooper’s change.org petition Corvain Cooper, #643011-112 DOB: 11/2/1979 Age: 41 Children: 2 daughters Residence: California Charges: Distributing Marijuana; Money Laundering; Trial/Plea: Trial Tried: Western...
Crystal Munoz – serving 15 years for pot received CLEMENCY on 2/18/2020-Receiving clemency would alter my whole future, and the future of my spouse and children, not to mention my other family members who sacrifice their time to help take care of my children. It means that I can be a mother to my children and a wife to my husband. I can be there to feed and take them to school and help raise them.
Alice Marie Johnson – FREE AT LAST – LIFE sent commuted!-Alice is already renowned for her annual Easter play and has scripted and staged her own original sequels to “Sister Act” and “Madea Comes to Carswell,” which she schedules on holidays such as Mother’s Day, Juneteenth and the Fourth of July. (Carswell is the location of one of the Bureau of Prison’s medical centers.)
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Congrats to Cynthia Shank – 15 Years – Received Clemency on 11/22/16-While I would like to say that my time in prison has served to make me a better person, I can’t because that would be dishonest. I was once a contributing member of society, with a growing family. I am now divorced from my husband and separated from my daughters who need me desperately. At least a 1000 different times my daughters have cried out to me too "just come home."
Paul Free – Serving Life For Pot – Received Clemency on 12/19/16 – NOW FREE!!!-Why commutation: I have already served over 20 years and which I believe is a long enough sentence for a non-violent marijuana offense. I have a spotless prison disciplinary record and have served as a teacher and mentor while incarcerated, as well as helped other inmates with legal issues, that has resulted in them receiving lower sentences.
Mandy Martinson – 15 Years – Received Clemency 12/16/16-Like so many women, Mandy had a productive life and was a responsible citizen until she experienced trauma in the form of domestic violence. Her self-medicating to avoid stress turned quickly into a raging addiction and eventually into a sentence.
Alfonso Angel – 25 years – NOW FREE!-Congratulations to Alfonso who was set free on 9/28/2020 Please sign Alfonso’s change.org petition – his daughter, Pilar wants her father home badly. “My father has...
Men Deserving Clemency – Larry Duke – Life for Pot – NOW FREE-Why Commutation Should Be Granted: Because I would receive a much lesser sentence if I were sentenced under the operation of in place today. My sentence under Title 21, 846 with no weight included in the indictment per AG Holder's memorandum, and no 851 enhancement for my priors, the maximum statutory sentence would be 5 years under 841 (b)(1)(D).
Rachel Rogers – 18 years – Now Free!-Rachel was released on 1/10/2020 Name: Rachel Rogers #09797-059 DOB: 8/10/73 Age: 46 Race: Hispanic Children: 4 Grandchildren: 1 State raised: North Dakota Will release: Brooklyn,...
Mary Rose Ziman – 27 Years – NOW FREE!-I am a very proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I was fortunate to meet most of the grandchildren while incarcerated. During my incarceration I lost my husband on Christmas Day 2013, plus three brothers and a sister. I was on permanent disability before I was incarcerated. After 15 years my health is deteriorating rapidly.
Lori Kavitz – 1st Offender – 24 Years IS NOW FREE!!!!-I have lost everyone in my family but my sons and my grandchildren, whom I've never met. I need to help my sons raise their families and always be there for them. I've taken so much from them by not being there. My mother and sister have both passed away during my incarceration and I was not able to be there when they needed me most or to even attend their funerals.
Barbra Scrivner – 30 Years – CLEMENCY AFTER 20 YEARS!!!-When Barbara was only seven years old, she was molested by a friend of her mother’s boyfriend. This had a psychological impact upon Barbara that led to a cycle of abusive men and drug addiction. In 1996 out of despair and wishing to end the pain inflicted upon her incarcerated soul, Barbara attempted suicide by jumping off a 40-foot building onto cement.
Irma Alred – 30 Years for Pot – is NOW FREE – Drugs Minus Two!-I feel it is worth noting that the attitude toward marijuana has changed drastically. Many people are now earning a lot of money growing and selling marijuana in states where it has been legalized, so I think it should be a consideration as to whether I am considered worthy of this great privilege of clemency. Even if i was guilty of everything I was accused of doing, I don’t think a 30 year sentence is a necessary punishment, especially since everyone involved is now free.
George Martorano Is Now Free!-On October 5, 2015 George Martorano was released from prison after serving 32 long years in federal prison!” CAN-DO’s Amy Povah talked to George on...
Andrea Asch – Free-On February 19, 1998, law enforcement entered Andrea’s home with a search warrant obtained and based upon the word of an informant who was facing an 85-year prison sentence. The “snitch” was guilty of being a major distributor of methamphetamine and to reduce his sentence he told the police who his “customers” were.
Diana Webb – Free-Diana Webb is a non-violent first time offender, sentenced to 12.5 years in federal prison for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. No drugs were ever produced and Diana was sentenced solely on the statements of three co-defendants who had priors and were looking at extremely long sentences. All three co-defendants are free today.
Mariella Liggio – Free-Between 1980 and 1989, Mariella worked for several real estate agencies, including Coldwell Banker and also worked part time for H&R Paving in Miami. Mariella’s crime was committed in 1985/86 when cocaine was being consumed on a massive scale, especially in the night clubs and was widely accepted as being “cool and hip.” Mariella does not claim to be innocent, but she was not guilty of all the allegations the government accused her of.
Debi Campbell – Free-Debi Campbell is serving a 19-year, 7 month sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Debi does not claim to be completely innocent, but she was not the participant that the government’s informant made her out to be and does not deserve the sentence she received.
Vicki Flanagan – Free-Vicki Flanagan owned a successful accounting firm with 40 employees called Flanagan & Co. in Columbus, Georgia. Her problems began when her firm became the accountants for a rural, 40-bed hospital in Glenwood, Georgia known as Wheeler County Hospital. The hospital served the population of the 9th poorest county in Georgia.