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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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Amy Povah, Founder of the CAN-DO Foundation, Justice Through Clemency
Posted in CAN-DO News Education

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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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!
Posted in CAN-DO News Now Free Pot Prisoners

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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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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Congrats to Cynthia Shank – 15 Years – Received Clemency on 11/22/16

CAN-DO received a phone call from Rudy Valdez, Cindy’s brother that his sister received clemency this morning(11/22/2016) – before the list was released.  We are elated because we have been communicating with Rudy and Cindy for many years now – … Read the rest

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How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency

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

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Posted in Pot Prisoners Top 25 Marijuana Offenders Top 25 Men

Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda – serving Life for Pot – has sadly deceased!

Leopoldo passed away in prison – he is at peace and we honor his memory!

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NAME: Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda 81659-071
SENTENCE: Life Without Parole
AGE: 80
SERVED: Over 23 years
Sentenced: 1993
INSTITUTION: FMC Butner, PO Box 1600, Butner, … Read the rest

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Posted in Pot Prisoners Top 25 Marijuana Offenders Top 25 Men

Corvain Cooper – Life for Pot

Please sign Corvain Cooper’s change.org petition

Corvain Cooper, #643011-112
DOB:
11/2/1979
Age: 40
Children: 2 daughters
Residence: California 
Charges: Distributing Marijuana; Money Laundering;
Trial/Plea: Trial
Tried: Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte
Sentence: Life Without Parole
Incarcerated Since: 2014
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Alfonso Angel – 25 years

Please sign Alfonso’s change.org petition – his daughter, Pilar wants her father home badly. “My father has been incarcerated my whole life, and it has been challenging. Growing up, I have always yearned to see my dad walk through the … Read the rest

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Charles Fred Cundiff is serving Life for Pot
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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 and could use financial assistance and clothes to start a new life.   Thank you Pres.

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Remember Our Pot Lifers This Fathers Day!!!

This Father’s Day, please pause to reflect upon the fathers in prison, or those who might be a father, if they were not in prison.  It’s time to bring our POWs home.  Life for pot is a disgrace upon the

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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 their clemency petitions today.

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Posters

What do I need and how much will it cost to make “Life for Pot” posters?

1. Choose which size poster you want to make.  We have graphics available for two sizes: a full size foam board poster (20X30), or … Read the rest

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Posted in Seeking Clemency Top 25 Women

Lavonne Roach – 30 Years

Please sign and share Lavonne’s change.org petition seeking support for her clemency.

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Lavonne Roach 10431-073
Age: 55
Race: Native American – Lakota Sioux
Children: 3 children and 7 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
Sentence: 30 Years
Sentenced: 1997
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Lori Kavitz – 1st Offender – 24 Years IS NOW FREE!!!!

Lori Kavitz called CANDO from the airport in Orlando on May 16, 2018 – her freedom day! 

Sent. Judge Mark Bennett supports Lori’s clemency

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DOB:
10/15/58
Age: 57
Race: White
Children: 2 sons, 3 grandchildren
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Rita Becerra – 1st Offender – 27 Years – NOW FREE!

in Mexico. She came to the United States when she was 12 years old.

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DOB:
May 22, 1951
Age: 63
Children: 1 daughter, 1 son and 4 grandchildren
Race: Hispanic
Raised: Dallas, Texas
Tried: Austin, Texas
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Barbara Scrivner – 30 Years – FREE AFTER SERVING 20 YEARS!!!

 

Barbara Scrivner

Age: 48
Children: 1 daughter, Alannah and 1 grandson
Race: White
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
Sentence: 30 years
Time Served: 20 years
Priors: 2 minor charges
Release Date: 03/17/2019
Prison Conduct: Role model inmate
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Sharanda Purlette Jones – Serving Life Received Clemency on 12/18/15

Sharanda Jones, #5 on CAN-DOs Top 25 Women received clemency from President Obama. We are elated that this long overdue battle for justice has finally come to fruition.  We hope Sharanda and her daughter will now enter a new chapter Read the rest

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Anita Gage – FREE at LAST!!! 30 Years 6 Months

Anita Gage
DOB: 3/29/1950
Age: 64 Years
Children: 1 son and 1 daughter
Race: Hispanic/Cuban
Arrested: March 29, 1991
Charge: Conspiracy to Aid and Abet the Manufacture of Meth.
Sentenced: 1992
Served: 23 years 5 months
Sentence: Life reduced to … Read the rest

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Elizabeth “Beth” Cronan – 28 Years – IS NOW FREE! Receives 2 pt reduction!

Congratulations to Beth who is now FREE!

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Age: 54
Race: White
Children: 3 children – 7 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy to Manufacture with intent to Distribute Meth
Priors: First Offense
Sentence: 28 years
Sentenced: 1998
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Mary Ritcherson – 30 Years – FREE AT LAST

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARY – who walked out of prison on June 23rd 2015, after serving all of a very harsh 30-year sentence.  Mary was given a bus ticket and arrived in Cedar Rapids Iowa where she is now staying in … Read the rest

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Irma Alred – 30 Years for Pot – is NOW FREE – Drugs Minus Two!

Irma was released on Oct 30th and moved to Corpus Christi, Texas to live with her family.  Thanks to Drugs Minus Two, she got 70 months taken off her 30 year sentence. Read more here.

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Age: 58
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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 26 year sentence thanks to the  new 2 Point Reduction program..  We can’t wait … Read the rest

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Deniese Watts – 19 Years 7 Months – NOW FREE – 2 pt reduction!

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 Formerly #18 on the Top 25 Women Who Deserve Clemency
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Age: 51
DOB: 11/16/1963
Children: 1 son
Race: African American
Children: 1 son
Charge: Conspiracy to Import Heroin, money laundering
Self-Surrendered: 2000
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Mary Ritcherson – After 30 YEARS – FREE AT LAST!

Formerly #11 on CAN-DO’s Top 25 List of Women Who Deserve Clemency 

mary_ritcherson_clemency_lgCONGRATULATIONS 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

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Lisa Hanna – 19 years 7 months – Now Free – 1-20-14

Lisa Hanna is the author of Prison Bitch; a humorous memoir covering eleven years inside federal female camps and prisons. You can order Prison Bitch at Amazon       

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Age: 51
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute … Read the rest

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