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Adam Clausen – 213 Years – compassionate release GRANTED thanks to Shon Hopwood!

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Please sign Adam’s Change.org Petition
Name: Adam B. Clausen #54213-066
DOB: 11/29/1975
Race: White
Marital: Engaged to the most beautiful woman, inside and out.
Age: 44
Children: None
Grandchildren: None
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Phyllis Hood – 22 years – on home confinement

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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, CA
Will Live:
Fontana, CA
Case:
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Charge: Conspiracy to Traffic Meth;
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Nancy Ferneau – Serving 25 years is NOW FREE! Thanks to First Step Act – Compassionate release

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Nancy has finally walked out of Carswell women’s medical facility and is with her family in Washington State!  We are absolutely thrilled that she made it out of prison, especially since she had so many ailments!
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Aaron Sandusky – 10 Years for Medical Marijuana is NOW FREE! Early release due to First Step Act


Aaron Sandusky #63038-112
DOB: 01/08/1970
Marital status: Engaged to Darlene Buenrostro
Children: None
Raised: California
Tried: Los Angeles, CA
Charge: Conspiracy to manufacture and Distribute Marijuana
Sentence: 10 years
Incarcerated Since: 2012
Sentencing Date: 1/07/2012
Served: 7 years
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Patricia Clarke – 1st Offender – Life – RELEASED due to First Step Act

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Patricia has been given an immediate release pending ICE hold!!! 
Name: Patricia Clarke
DOB: 01/31/1972
Age: 47
Race: African American
Charge: Racketeering; Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Cocaine Base and Marijuana
Served: 26 years
Sentence: LIFE
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Karen Davis – 20 years is NOW FREE!

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Congratulations to Karen Davis who is NOW FREE thanks to the First Step Act.

Name: Karen L. Davis # 40291-074
DOB: 5/12/71
Age: 48
Race: Black
Marital Status: Married.
Children : Seven children, Timothy Benford, Nathan Benford, Willie Davis, Jr., … Read the rest

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Rhonda Turpin – 17 years – NOW FREE!

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CANDO is elated to report that Rhonda  is NOW FREE.  She is an inspiration to so many and got extra good time due to First Step Act.

Name: Rhonda J. Turpin. #31460-060
Race: African American
Children: Two daughters; six grandchildren… Read the rest

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Amy Povah, Founder of the CAN-DO Foundation, Justice Through Clemency
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Clemency and Pardon FAQs

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

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Alice Marie Johnson – FREE AT LAST – LIFE sent commuted!

CAN-DO Foundation is elated that Kim Kardashian met with President Trump on May 30th, Alice Johnson’s birthday, to discuss her case.  It’s our hope that others in a position of power will consider propping up additional cases of individuals worthy … Read the rest

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Welcome to CAN-DO: Justice Through Clemency

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Welcome to CAN-DO: justice through clemency

CANDO is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates Clemency for All Non-violent Drug Offenders. CAN-DO has access to numerous cases, many of which are presented on … Read the rest

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The Conspiracy Law – What you don’t know can hurt you…

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

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CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah in New York Times

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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

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Welcome to CAN-DO: Justice Through Clemency

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Welcome to the CAN-DO Foundation
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CAN-DO is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit clemency foundation in Malibu, CA, that advocates Clemency for All Nonviolent Drug Offenders. CAN-DO has access to numerous … Read the rest

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CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah in The Hill Pushing CJ Reform

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah is taking on Senator Tom Cotton because he’s holding up a bipartisan bill for criminal justice reform entitled The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015.  Senator Cotton is from Amy’s home state of Arkansas … Read the rest

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Michael David Knight – 17 years 6 months for pot

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Michael Knight is serving 17 years for Pot – Please sign his petition on Change.org

Name: Michael David Knight # 09943-029
DOB: 7-4-1981
Age: 38
Children: one son, Victor
Raised: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Tried: Northern District of Iowa
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Honoring Men in Prison on Father’s Day – Huffpost

In honor of Father’s Day, the CAN-DO Foundation has collected a series of quotes, reflections, stories and insights from numerous men inside prison who will not participate in the normal festivities that most of us will enjoy on Sunday, June … Read the rest

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CAN-DO Founder, Amy Povah’s radio interview archives, plus 2 part radio interview with Kerry Reynolds for KMUD

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Kerry Reynolds hosts a weekly show about Cannabis News and requested an interview with CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah for what she hopes will become an ongoing series about people serving 10 – Life for drug non-violent drug cases.

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13 CAN-DO Members Receive Clemency on August 3, 2016

Watch out 7 minute video of clemency success stories!

CAN-DO wants to thank everyone for all your hard work, support and tenacity in this herculean effort to save people from more years, if not a lifetime of suffering behind bars.  … Read the rest

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Amy Povah in Reason Magazine on Drug Conspiracy Cases

Amy Povah started CAN-DO to not only promote and spotlight people seeking clemency, she included her white housedesire 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

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Clemency Recipients Angie Jenkins, Ramona Brant and Amy Povah in People Magazine

Angie Jenkins, Ramona Brant and Amy Povah are featured in People’s Online Magazine as the REAL WOMEN of Orange is the New Black.

Netflix is releasing the new season of Orange is the New Black and People Magazine provides a … Read the rest

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Danielle Metz – Serving Life – Received CLEMENCY on 8/30/16

For Gleneisha Hayter, (Danielle’s daughter) Carl Jr. (Danielle’s son) Adrian Bernard, (Danielle’s sister) and Barbara (Danielle’s mom) and all her friends, family, advocates and loved ones, the nightmare is OVER!  Danielle and her family are overjoyed to finally receive the … Read the rest

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Josephine Ledezma – Life – CLEMENCY on 8/5/16

Josie’s long journey of suffering finally come to an end.  She was told by her case manager that her sentence had been commuted by President Obama.

Josephine was #3 on CAN-DO’s Top 25 Women Who Deserve Clemency.   CAN-DO Founder Amy … Read the rest

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America's longest serving marijuana prisoner, Antonio Bascaro, incarcerated since 1980!
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Antonio Bascaro – Served 39 years for pot – NOW FREE!

Antonio was #1 on Top 25 men deserving of clemency because he has served more time for pot than anyone in the nation.  But, today, May 1st he walked out of prison and into the arms of his loving family!
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Cheryl Howard – Life – Received Clemency on 12/19/16

Fox News 13 in Tampa interviewed Cheryl’s daughter, Lavithia Howard and CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah – watch the video: 

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Message from Cheryl Howard to CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah: “WOW!! I am OVER JOYED right now!!  God said he would restore … Read the rest

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Pauline Kay Blake – 24 Years Received CLEMENCY on 08/03/16!!!

Pauline Blake – #15 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Women, received CLEMENCY from President Obama on August 3, 2016.

On Sept. 1st, Milena Nelson Blake of the Stanford Project picked Pauline up, took her shopping and then took her to … Read the rest

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Ricardo Ruiz Montes – 20 years – Received Clemency on 1/19/17

Ricardo was called and given the wonderful news that he received clemency. His family can finally exhale and dream of a renewed future together.

Name: Ricardo Ruiz Montes #63130-097
DOB: 1980
Race:  Hispanic
Family: Three children ages 11, 8 and … Read the rest

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Clinton Matthews – Life – Received Clemency 12/19/16

unnamed-2Clinton 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 today and God is good.. you are the greatest. you have helped me to … Read the rest

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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 of prison today, Sept 31st!!! Free At Last!

Got word from Joe’s daughter April that … Read the rest

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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 and got a new fire lit in me and lots of the guys here at Read the rest

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Mandy Martinson – 15 Years – Received Clemency 12/16/16

Congratulations to Mandy Martinson who received clemency from a 15 year sentence!

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Mandy Martinson
Age: 37
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
Priors: First Offense
Sentence: 15 years
Served: 12 years
Sentenced: 2005
Release Date: 10/21/2017 – due for release to … Read the rest

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