Rachel Hanson – 12 years – released on CARES Act

We are excited that Rachel was released on CARES Act on August 9, 2021 and was called in by her case worker at the halfway house to fill out a clemency petition because she meets Biden’s criteria as someone who has four years or less left on her sentence.
Name:
Rachel Hanson #18097-040
DOB: 12-3-1983
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Age: 38
Children: 3 of my own (1 boy, 2 girls) I also have my brothers oldest 2 children that I have raised as my own (1 boy & 1 girl)
State where you lived prior to indictment: Illinois
State indicted: Michigan
Will release to: Illinois
Charges: Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine
Length of Sentence: 12 years 7 months
Served: 8 + years
Started sentence on: February of 2014
Release Date: December 26, 2024
Prison Conduct: No incident reports, worked Unicor my whole incarceration, programed
Clemency Status: Pending
Supporters: Children, Family, Friends, Church
Accomplishments: Since being released on HC, I am employed full time, regained custody of my children, live in my own home, got my drivers license, and I start dispatch school on Feb. 7th.
Health Issues: Neurological issues, seizures, high blood pressure

 

 

Rachel with her son
Rachel with her two daughters
Amy Ralston Povah is a clemency recipient under President Clinton, an award winning filmmaker, and founder of the CAN-DO Foundation.