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
CAN-DO Founder, Amy Ralston Povah got more time than her kingpin husband or anyone in his entire entire organization of smugglers and dealers even though she was the least culpable. It’s convoluted and hard to believe, which is why we’ve … 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
Amy Povah started CAN-DO to not only promote and spotlight people seeking clemency, she included her desire to educate the public about the conspiracy law in the CAN-DO mission statement. It hasn’t been easy because reporters typically have never heard … 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
Congratulations to Mandy Martinson who received clemency from a 15 year sentence!
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
Priors: First Offense
Sentence: 15 years
Served: 12 years
Release Date: 10/21/2017 – due for release to … Read the rest
Three informative articles were published this week that focused on conspiracy laws which has been part of the CAN-DO mission statement. All three articles went live over the course of seven days, as follows:
FIRST ARTICLE in Reason: by Lauren … 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
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 of 2015. Listen to speeches by celebs and a panel discussion moderated by Van Jones … Read the rest
The Edge starts with a 10 minute blast of politics from political analyst and journalist Michael Shure talking with well known news caster and radio personality, Mark Thompson; a daily voice in Los Angeles on the most listened to talk … Read the rest
The Conspiracy Case Against Amy Ralston Pofahl
Amy Ralston Pofahl – (now Povah) was indicted, tried and convicted by the federal government in Waco, Texas in 1991. Amy was assigned a court appointed attorney whose only interest was to solicit … 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
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
Lori Kavitz called CANDO from the airport in Orlando on May 16, 2018 – her freedom day!
Sent. Judge Mark Bennett supports Lori’s clemency
Lori Kavitz 02310-029
Children: 2 sons, 3 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy … 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