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 being granted clemency by President Clinton), I thought I would share some important … Read the rest
Obama’s ramping up of commutations, which lessens an inmate’s prison time, was extraordinary given the historic rarity of it all, according to advocates.
“Everybody was hoping they’d see their name on the list,” said Povah, who herself was granted clemency … Read the rest
January 26, 2015
Amy Povah, founder of CAN-DO; P.S. Ruckman, a pardon expert, and Sam Morison, former Pardon Staff Attorney for 13 years, who are both members of the CAN-DO advisory board, contributed to this NYTs online debate about “the … Read the rest
Tysha Williams is an actress and activist that tackles both serious and fun issues on her new online tv series, Studio 3 Hollywood. On December 4, 2017, Studio 3 released Tysha’s interview with CAN-DO founder Amy Povah. They quickly get … Read the rest
When Amy Ralston Povah was escorted across the compound at FCI Dublin, after President Clinton granted her clemency, she told the women she would never forget them. Fifteen years later, Amy is still fighting to garner attention for the women … Read the rest
On January 20, 2015, CAN-DO sent a package to Bill Maher begging him to address the lack of Presidential clemencies for drug offenders, especially people serving time for pot on his show. This was the second time CAN-DO founder Amy … Read the rest
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 and got a new fire lit in me and lots of the guys here at … Read the rest
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 to free Alice Marie Jonson, who was #1 on the CAN-DO Top 25 … Read the rest
CAN-DO President Amy Povah was interviewed by Buzz Feed and is quoted in the following article, as are two members of the CAN-DO Advisory Board, Dennis Cauchon, founder of The Clemency Report and Beth Curtis, founder of Life For Pot:… Read the rest
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 to file a clemency petition please do not re-hash the particulars of your case. This … Read the rest
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. He served 26 years on a Life Sentence for Pot!
Many people have been asking … 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 … Read the rest
Amy Ralston Povah Goes to DC – 2014
Amy Meets Gore Vidal
Amy spoke to the iconic Gore Vidal about her CAN-DO Foundation. Vidal was outspoken about ending the drug war and congratulated Amy on her efforts to raise … Read the rest
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 Drugs, per DEA agent Matthew Fogg who is now speaking out about details that CAN-DO … Read the rest
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 26 year sentence thanks to the new 2 Point Reduction program.. We can’t wait … Read the rest
Formerly #11 on CAN-DO’s Top 25 List of Women Who Deserve Clemency
CONGRATULATIONS TO MARY – who walked out of prison on June 23rd after serving all of a very harsh 30-year sentence. Mary was given a bus ticket and … Read the rest