criminal justice reform

Carol Denise Richardson – Clemency Recipient on 3/30/16

Carol Denise Richardson – Clemency Recipient on 3/30/16

Carol Richardson was #8 on the CAN-DO Top 25
Name: Carol Richardson – 16753-179
DOB: March 27, 1968
Race: Black
Age: 50
Children: 4 children
Grandkids: 2 grandkids
Charge: Two counts of possession and two counts of conspiracy to distribute … Read the rest

Ramona Brant’s long road to freedom has abruptly taken a turn – may she RIP

Ramona Brant’s long road to freedom has abruptly taken a turn – may she RIP

CANDO interviewed Ramona Brant less than two months after she was set free. Listen to her share, in detail, the day she learned President Obama granted her clemency.

Everyone at CANDO is devastated to learn of Ramona Brant’s passing that … Read the rest

Honoring Men in Prison on Father’s Day – Huffpost

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

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

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.

Following headlines, … Read the rest

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

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

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

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

CAN-DO worked with BBC on article about Family Members of Clemency Applicants

CAN-DO worked with BBC on article about Family Members of Clemency Applicants

BBC reporter Jessica Lussenhop contacted the CAN-DO Foundation seeking insight to worked together for over a year after Jessica contacted CAN0DO seeking a connection to clemency applicants.   Jessica wanted to communicate with several prisoners over the course of many months … Read the rest

Clemency for William Underwood – Life Without Parole

Clemency for William Underwood – Life Without Parole

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Please sign the Change.org petition to free William Underwood. 

Name: William Underwood #04849-016
DOB: December 9, 1953
Age: 64
Children: 4 children, 3 grandchildren
Charge: RICO, RICO Conspiracy, 21 USC §846 (he completed this part of his sentence in … Read the rest

Alfonso Angel – 25 years

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

Rhonda Turpin – 17 years – NOW FREE!

Rhonda Turpin – 17 years – NOW FREE!

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CANDO is elated to report that Rhonda has walked out of the prison and is currently at a halfway house.  It won’t be long before she will burst into society doing many great things!

Name: Rhonda J. Turpin. #31460-060
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Michelle Miles – 30 years – Received Clemency on 5/5/2016 after 19 years!

Michelle Miles – 30 years – Received Clemency on 5/5/2016 after 19 years!

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We are all rejoicing for Michelle Miles who walked out of prison on June 1, 2016.   Thank you President Obama!  We still have a long way to go. There are many more worthy candidates on this website.  Please keep the … Read the rest

Teresa Mechell Griffin Received Clemency on June 3, Serving Life Sentence

Teresa Mechell Griffin Received Clemency on June 3, Serving Life Sentence

CONGRATULATIONS to Teresa Mechell Griffin – was #6 on CAN-DO’s Top 25 

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Age: 50 (in a few days)
DOB: 06/08/1966
Children: 4 children, 2 grandchildren
Race: African American
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base
Served: 26 yrs
Sentenced: 1992
Sentence:Read the rest

Therese Crepeau is FREE at LAST – Thanks to Drugs Minus Two!

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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