Now Free!

John Bolen – First Offender – Life – Clemency Granted 10/21/20 - The CAN-DO Foundation is elated that President Trump has granted clemency to John Bolen so he can be reunited with his wife,  June and son...
Charles “Duke” Tanner – 30 years – First offender – Clemency Granted on 10-21-20 - The CAN-DO Foundation is thrilled that President Trump has granted clemency to Charles “Duke” Tanner so he can be reunited with his family, significant other,...
Michael Alexander – 22 years 4 months – NOW FREE - Please sign Michael’s Change.org petition Name: Michael F. Alexander #33454-060 DOB: Dec. 19, 1963 Children: 3 children : 30, 29 and 11 years old Grandchildren:...
Rufus Rochell – Serving 40 years walked out of FCI Coleman on 4/24/20. BOP gave him home confinement. - Name: Rufus Rochell #08628-017DOB: 10-9-51Age: 69Race: BlackRaised: FloridaTried: Northern District of Florida (Gainesville Division)Will live: Ft. Lauderdale, FloridaCharges: Conspiracy with intent to distribute 50 grams or...
Lenora Logan – Life reduced to 30 years- Immediate release on 8/13/20 Clemency on 10/21/20 - Name: Lenora Logan #11733-424 DOB: 10-21-60 Age: 59 Children: 3 Grandchildren: 11 Raised: Iowa Will live: Joliet, IL Charges: Conspiracy to distribute and sell crack...
Frank Merold – LIFE – received compassionate release – now free! - Name: Frank L. MeroldDOB June 6, 1958Age: 62Race: White AmericanRaised: Southern CaliforniaTried: Northern District of Florida, Gainesville.Will live: Hollywood, Florida, upon release.Trial or plea: Went...
Ronnie Lauderdale Life + 30 was given TIME SERVED due to compassionate release! - Name: Ronnie Lauderdale Clemency #: 288213DOB: 1-18-57Race: African AmericanMarital Status: Married – 30 yearsAge: 63Children: 2 Children; 1 son deceased; 1 daughterWill Live: Arkansas w/...
Adam Clausen – 213 Years – compassionate release GRANTED thanks to Shon Hopwood! - Congrats to Adam Clausen and his family. Please sign Adam’s Change.org Petition Name: Adam B. Clausen #54213-066 DOB: 11/29/1975 Race: White Marital: Engaged to the...
Richard Lynn – serving LIFE won a compassionate release – new outdate June 29, 2020!!! - Elated to speak to Dickie today after he walked out of USP Coleman and into the arms of family and friends.  Here is a photo of Dickie...
Chad Marks – 40 years – won his compassionate release! - We are elated that Chad Marks sentence was reduced to 20 years and his new outdate is June 4, 2020, but his prosecutor filed an...
Craig Cesal – 1st offender – Serving Life for Pot was released by BOP to home confinement due to COVID-19! - My offense conduct is limited to the repair of trucks damaged when marijuana had been smuggled within the structure of the truck, I never bought, sold, used, aided and abetted, nor participated in any marijuana activity; I only provided repair support for truck drivers who did so.
Phyllis Hood – 22 years – on home confinement - Happy that Phyllis Hood was released by the BOP to home confinement. Phyllis Hood – 28114-112 Age: 64 DOB: 10/24/1955 Race: White Children: 1 son Raised: Fontana,...
Elisa Castillo – 1st Offender – LIFE – NOW FREE due to compassionate release! - Please sign Elisa’s Clemency Petition. Elisa was released on May 30th due to compassionate release and is home with her family. We are overjoyed!  Name: Elisa Castillo 67003-179...
Brian Johnson – Life without parole – NOW FREE thanks for First Step Act - CAN-DO identified Brian as a First Step Recipient and he was interviewed by Cut50’s Louis L. Reed.  No need to sign Brian Johnson’s change.org petition...
Rashundria Burkes – 15 years 6 months sent to Home Confinement due to COVID-19 - We are happy the BOP released Rashundria Burkes to home confinement for her safety! We are still pursuing #Clemency but gain comfort that she is safe...
Elizabeth Rushing – 1st Offender – 24 years – released early due to COVID-19 - Please sign and share Elizabeth’s Change.org petition  Exciting news for the Rushing family now that Liz is safe at home with her family. Name: Elizabeth...
Diana Marquez – 1st Offender – 30 years for pot! Early release set for May 22 by BOP due to COVID-19 - Diana Marquez will be going home on house arrest due to COVID-19 – we will still pursue her clemency but elated she will be safe...
Felix Walls – LIFER, set free on 4/24/20 due to compassionate release! - CAN-DO is elated to report that Felix Walls received a compassionate release and will walk out of prison on 4/24/20! Please sign and share Felix’s...
Daniel Brown – 42 years – NOW FREE on Compassionate Release! - Read about Daniels story in Wall Street Journal by Sadie Gurman: Name: Daniel Lynn Brown Race: Caucasian Marital Status: WidowedAge: 43Children: One DaughterState Indicted: IowaWill...
Darryl Solomon Hope – LIFE – Immediate release 4/10/20 - Please sign Darryl Solomon Hope’s change.org petition Name: Darryl Solomon Hope #28812-004 DOB: February, 17, 1966 Race: African American Marital Status: Single Age: 54 Children:...
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.
Judith Negron – 35 years – First offender received CLEMENCY on 2/18/2020 - Please sign Judith Negron’s change.org petition Name: Judith C. Negron #95719-004 Age: 48 Race: White (Hispanic) Raised: Florida Tried: Florida Will Live: Florida Charges: Initial Indictment:...
Tynice Hall – 28 years received CLEMENCY on 2/18/2020 - Please Sign Tynice Hall’s Change.org Petition Name: Tynice Hall # 34596-177 DOB: 7/27/1983 Age: 36 Marital Status: Single Children:  One son, Jonathan Raised: Texas Tried:...
Maurice Clifton Sr. 33 years 4 months NOW FREE 12/10 due to First Step Act - Just spoke with Maurice Clifton who is FREE AT LAST!!! Please sign Maurice Clifton’s change.org petition Name: Maurice Clifton Sr. #28332077 DOB: June 24, 1965...
Laura LaPaz – Goes free on 12/2/2019 due to First Step Act - Name: Laura LaPaz #30388-034Age: 39Race: White Raised: Texas Tried: Louisiana Will live: Texas or California Charges: Count 1-conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to...
Mary Beth Looney – serving 42 years is NOW FREE thanks to First Step Act - Congratulations to Mary Beth Looney who received clemency on 12/19/16 but still had to serve 6 more years.   Thanks to the First Step Act...
Michael Bryant – LIFE – NOW FREE due to First Step Act - We are pleased to say that Michael was released from prison on Nov. 1st, 2019. Name: Michael Andrea Bryant DOB: 5/14/79. Race: Black Marital Status: Single Age: 39...
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.)
Michael Chancellor – 1st offense – 15 years 8 months for pot – NOW FREE!!! - Congratulations to Michael and his extended amazing family – Jodi Rose and Bette Herman Davis – two amazing CAN-DO Guardian Angels. Please Sign Michael’s Petition...
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...
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...
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.”...
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...
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...
Gracie Ann Walker – 24 years 2 months Received on 8-30!!! - Gracie sent Amy Povah with CAN-DO this message:                                  ...
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."
Clinton Matthews – Life – Received Clemency 12/19/16 - Clinton was #6 on the CAN-DO Top 25! Message from Clinton Matthews: I been trying to reach you I am so relieved..I received the good news...
Congrats to Dicky Joe Jackson – LIFE – received clemency on 8/3/16 - CAN-DO volunteered Dicky Joe’s case for the following PSA, as told by Actor Tim Robbins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zwvc7KeqIQ Talked to Joe Jackson today – he walked out...
Congrats to Donna McDaniel – 30 years – RECEIVED CLEMENCY on 11/22/16 - Angels are singing because Donna McDaniel has received JUSTICE THROUGH CLEMENCY!  Congrats to all her family, mother Sue Barrow, brother, Joe Jackson who already received...
Charceil Kellam – Life Without Parole received CLEMENCY! - Name: Charceil Kellam #059920-084 DOB: 3-3-64 Age:52 Children:Perry 33,Elijah19,Nyjah14 Charge: Conspiracy to dist, poss, poss to dist. Sentence: 2 LIFE PLUS 30YRS Release Date: unknown Served: 10...
Michael Holmes – Serving Life is NOW FREE!!! - 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...
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.
Congrats to Cullen Reed Harris – LIFE – Received Clemency on 12/19/16 - Message from Cullen to CAN-DO Founder on 12/19/16:  Amy This is Cullen Harris at FCI Memphis i was informed at 1:30 today that my clemency was...
Clemency Recipient Trevis Love Credits CAN-DO! - According to clemency recipient Trevis Love, “Amy and you [Malik King] sent a very important email out back in early April that really motivated me...
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:...
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...
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...
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...
Carol Denise Richardson – Clemency Recipient on 3/30/16 - Carol Richardson was #8 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Name: Carol Richardson – 16753-179 DOB: March 27, 1968 Race: Black Age: 50 Children: 4 children Grandkids: 2...
Lamont Glass-21 years 10 months-Received Clemency on May 3, 2015 - Name: Lamont Glass DOB: August 7, 1972 Age: 44 Children: 4 daughters, 1 son Grandchildren: 1 Grew up: Knoxville, TN Tried: Knoxville, TN Now lives:...
Vincent Twiggs - Name: Vincent Twiggs DOB: 07/04/81 Age: 35 years old Children: 2 Grew up in: Cape Girardeau, Missouri Case prosecuted: Cape Girardeau, Missouri Now Lives: in...
Weldon Angelos – Serving 55 years for Pot is NOW FREE!!!! - Congratulations to LUCKY #7 Weldon Angelos who walked out of prison on June 3rd, after a long journey.  CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah spoke to Weldon...
Clemency for Tim Tyler – Life Without Parole Received CLEMENCY on 8-30!!!! - Message from Tim:  At 3:19 pm on 8-30-16 Hi, I was just called to the office and talked to Professor Ogilvy at the Catholic University....
Steven Speal – LIFE – Received Clemency on 12/19/16 - Steven Speal  -#7 on the CAN-DO Top 25 men – got the best Holiday news ever – he’s going home!!! Name: Steven Blair Speal DOB:...
Olynthia Hinton – 20 Years – Received Clemency!!! - Congratulations to Olynthia Hinton for receiving clemency on October 27, 2016. Congrats to her son Savoz Strong who started Olynthia’s change.org petition and was victorious. ...
Congrats Gregory Collins – LIFE – Received clemency on 12/19/16 - Gregory was #18 on the CAN-DO Top 25 and is now going to join his fiancé, Cheneace who has tirelessly advocated on his behalf!  They...
Andres Torriente – 21 Years – Received Clemency on 1/17/16 - Name: Andres Torriente #09811-031 DOB: 05/19/1972 Age: 44 Race: Black/Hispanic Married: No State raised: New York, NY State Charged: Spartanburg, South Carolina Release date: 2027 Charge:...
Jamael Nettles – 30 years – Received Clemency on 12/19/2016 - Name: Jamael Nettles DOB: 1/15/87 Age: 30 Children: 1 Grew up: Mobile, AL Tried in: Mobile, AL Will Live: in Mobile, AL until released from...
Horace Washington – 20 years – Set free due to First Step Act - Horace received relief due to the First Step Act and was set free on Name: Horace Washington #28519-034 DOB: November 12, 1968 Age: 50 Race:...
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.
President Obama grants historic 214 clemencies in one day – 7 are on CAN-DO Top 25! -   “I served time with Josephine,” said CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah.  “This was the best news I’ve received since I heard that Angie Jenkins received...
Angela LaPlatney – 20 years – Received clemency on 3/30/2016 - Angela LaPlatney received clemency on 3/30/2016. Name: Angela La Platney #08713-091 DOB: 3/3/73 Age: 43 Children: 2 boys Bradley,21 & Tyler,20 Charge: Conspiracy to possess...
Alicia Siller – 21 years 10 months – CLEMENCY GRANTED!!! - Alicia Siller received clemency on October 27, 2016  Messages from Alicia Siller: I just want to let every one know that I got the BEST news...
Ramona Brant in Humans of New York – over half a million likes!!! - Ramona Brant is setting social media on fire – this time on Brandon’s Humans of New York blog and Facebook page.   Her image and...
Connie Farris – 12 years for mail fraud – NOW FREE! - Connie has finally reunited with her loving husband, Rex Farris under the Elderly Release Program. Name: Connie Farris #41922-048 DOB: 1944 Race: White Marital Status:...
Manuel Soto-Herrera – LIFE reduced to 30 years – NOW FREE! - Name: Manuel C. Soto-Herrera DOB: 4-7-1960 Race: Hispanic Marital Status: Married Age: 60 Children: 2 Grand Children: 2 Raised: Florida Charge: Alabama, Southern District Will...
Billy Dekle – Serving Life for Pot Is Now Free – Clemency - Former Marine, Billy Dekle was serving Life for Pot Billy Dekle has called several times since his release, the last time was on February 29th...
Charles Fred Cundiff is serving Life for Pot Charles “Fred” Cundiff – Received Clemency – 12/18/2015 - We are happy to announce that Charles Cundiff serving life for pot won the clemency lottery.  On Jan. 12th, he arrived at a half-way house...
Barbara Sue Culberson – 31 years – First Offender is NOW FREE! - Congratulations to Barbara who was released on Sept 20, 2019 Name: Barbara Sue Culberson #48346-019 DOB:  10/24/41 Race: White Marital Status:  Married to Ricky Wade...
Charles “Eddy” Lepp – 10 years for pot – NOW FREE! - Eddy was #15 on the Top 25 is now free and engaged to marry his true love, Heidi Grossman. Congratulations to the happy and lucky...
Lazaro Moreno – LIFE for POT – Received Clemency on 1/17/16 - Name: Lazaro Moreno DOB: April 3,1963 Race: Hispanic Marital Status: Divorced Age: 53 yrs old Children: Two daughters- ages 32 and 26 Grandchildren: One grandson(13),...
Chris Williams – 5 years State Sanctioned Medical Marijuana - Christopher Wayne Williams #11839-046 Offense:  Distribution of cannabis; Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime Sentence: 60 months Incarcerated Since: 2008 Priors: level 1 misdemeanors...
Moe Foley – 27.5 years for pot – NOW FREE! - Maurice Foley  Maurice “Moe” Foley, #20211-068 Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute 700 – 1000 kilos of marijuana, plus 5 years for owning a gun which was...
President Obama Grants Clemency to Darrell Hayden serving Life For Pot! - According to Huffington Post, Francis Darrell Hayden and 21 other federal inmates, will have their sentences commuted on July 28, 2015, after President Obama signed...
Larry Duke is Free After Serving 26 Years on a Life Sentence for Pot! - We just got word via email from life for pot prisoner Larry Duke that he has gotten an immediate released. he received a compassionate release....
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).
Andrea Joy James – 27 years 6 months – Released due to First Step Act but may be deported. - Congrats to Andrea James who was released to ICE in Boston. She needs an immigration attorney. Name: Andrea Joy James #17868-056 DOB: 04/03/1966 Age: 53...
Debbie Singleton – 24 years 4 months – NOW FREE - Name: Debbie M. Singleton #: 62211-097 DOB: 2/22/1965 Race: white – Mexican/Hawaiian Age: 53 Grew up in: San Mateo, CA Children: Four children, Michael, Rodolfo,...
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,...
Melissa Trigg – 1st Offender – 15 years - We were elated to get the wonderful news that Melissa was scheduled to go to a halfway house on Nov 14th.  This is a date...
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.
Holly Dawn Moore – 1st Offender – 16 years is now free! -  Name: Holly Dawn Moore DOB: 7/12/82 Race: Caucasian Marital Status: Single Age: 34 Children:  One son, age 18 years old Charge: Conspiracy to Robbery Affecting...
Rose Summers – 1st Offender – 24 Years is now free! - Rose Ella Summers – 20697-001 DOB: 9-11-70 Age: 47 Children: 1 son – Victor Race: White Raised: Grand Prarie, Texas Tried: Dallas, Texas Will live:...
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.
Linda Byrnes – 27 years for pot – NOW FREE! - Linda walked out of federal prison on April 13, 2017 and is now in Kalamazoo Michigan!  Congratulations to Linda and her family – what a milestone!...
Minnie Pearl Thomas – Serving Life – received CLEMENCY on 08/03/16 - Minnie Thomas is #5 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Women was given the miracle of freedom on Aug 3, 2016 by President Obama.   CAN-DO...
Irma Alred – serving 30 years for pot IS NOW FREE – DRUGS MINUS TWO - MORE GOOD NEWS!!! Irma Alred is NOW FREE – and called Amy Povah to say hello while she drives with her sister from Tallahassee to...
Therese Crepeau is FREE at LAST – Thanks to Drugs Minus Two! - CAN-DO NEWS – 2 Point Reduction Really Helps Some Inmates! Congratulations to Therese Crepeau, who walked out of prison today after serving 21 years on a...
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.
Elizabeth “Beth” Cronan is NOW FREE – Drugs Minus Two! - It’s a great day because so many people are being released from the half-way house and/or BOP due to the 2 pt reduction that Beth...
Deniese Watts – #18 on Top 25 is NOW FREE!!! - Deniese Watts walked out of the BOP July 29th due to a motion filed that made her eligible for Drugs Minus Two. Deniese was #18...
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.