Michael Pelletier is Serving Life for Pot – Please sign his petition on Change.org.
Michael Pelletier, #11109-036
Date of birth: 1/31/56
Offense: Conspiracy to Import and Distribute Marijuana
Sentence: Life without parole
Incarcerated Since: 2006
Served: 14 years… Read the rest
Craig Cesal – 1st offender – Serving Life for Pot was released by BOP to home confinement due to COVID-19!
Sign Craig Cesal’s change.org petition –
CAN-DO created a video of Craig’s daughter, Lauren talking about her dad, what a wonderful father he is, and why he should get clemency.
Congrats to Craig Cesal who was serving life for pot … Read the rest
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
Name: Michael David Knight # 09943-029
Children: one son, Victor
Raised: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Tried: Northern District of Iowa
Will Live… Read the rest
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
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
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
Clinton 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
The Top 25 Women Deserving Presidential Clemency is a list of extraordinarily worthy women whose time in federal prison should end.
On March 30, and 31st, CAN-DO President and Founder Amy Povah spent two days at the White House attending events focused on Women and the Criminal Justice System and Life After Clemency. But that’s not all.
Nkechi Taifa, a … Read the rest
Alice Marie Johnson has been in prison for 20 years, serving a life sentence without parole for a non-violent drug crime. The 60-year-old mother was sentenced in … 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
THIS PROJECT HAS ALREADY REACHED ITS DEADLINE AND IS NO LONGER SEEKING VIDEOS
CAN-DO has been tasked with making a video of formerly incarcerated people and family members of currently incarcerated people that we hope to share at several events, … Read the rest
Ramona Brant is setting social media on fire – this time on Brandon’s Humans of New York blog and Facebook page. Her image and story has already garnered over half-a-million likes and been shared over 20,000 times. It is a … Read the rest
Luke’s co-defendant, Ricardo Montes received clemency. They were charged together and are co-defendants. Please sign this petition supporting Luke’s clemency on change.org
Luke Scarmazzo # 63131-097
Tried: Went to trial in the … Read the rest
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
Please sign and share Lavonne’s change.org petition seeking support for her clemency.
Lavonne Roach 10431-073
Race: Native American – Lakota Sioux
Children: 3 children and 7 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
Sentence: 30 Years
Served: 23 … 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
Linda walked out of federal prison on April 13, 2017 and is now in Kalamazoo Michigan! Congratulations to Linda and her family – what a milestone!
Name: Linda Lee Byrnes – 68415-079
Marital Status: Single
State … Read the rest
Minnie Thomas is #5 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Women was given the miracle of freedom on Aug 3, 2016 by President Obama.
CAN-DO worked with Katina Smith to get a change.org petition up supporting her mother’s clemency. The Denver … Read the rest
in Mexico. She came to the United States when she was 12 years old.
Rita Becerra 25886-077
DOB: May 22, 1951
Children: 1 daughter, 1 son and 4 grandchildren
Raised: Dallas, Texas
Tried: Austin, Texas
Will … Read the rest
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
CONGRATULATIONS to Teresa Mechell Griffin – was #6 on CAN-DO’s Top 25
Age: 50 (in a few days)
Children: 4 children, 2 grandchildren
Race: African American
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base
Served: 26 yrs
Sentence:… Read the rest