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
Diana Marquez – 1st Offender – 30 years for pot! Early release set for May 22 by BOP due to COVID-19
Diana Marquez will be going home on house arrest due to COVID-19 – we will still pursue her clemency but elated she will be safe during this awful pandemic that is ravishing the prison systems.
Please Sign Tynice Hall’s Change.org Petition
Name: Tynice Hall # 34596-177
Marital Status: Single
Children: One son, Jonathan
Will Live: Lubbock, TX
Charge(s): Conspiracy to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute … Read the rest
Aaron Sandusky #63038-112
Marital status: Engaged to Darlene Buenrostro
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
Will Live… Read the rest
CAN-DO’s Amy Ralston Povah was interviewed for the “Pardon Me” episode on Reveal and connected the producer with one of our favorite clemency applicants – Charles Tanner. Listen to “Pardon Me” here.
We start by meeting Charles “Duke” Tanner, a … Read the rest
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
We have started a new petition on Change.org seeking support for a reversal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions directive to escalate the drug war, seize more property, treat the opioid crisis as a criminal issue and allow the DEA to … Read the rest
January 26, 2015
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
Amy Povah (formerly Pofahl) has devoted most of her adult life educating the public and media about the conspiracy law because her story was the first to appear in a major, Conde Nast publication that shocked not only the public, … Read the rest
The CAN-DO Foundation and Change.org have organized a massive clemency “movement” page, where many of our clemency applicants have an active petition on Change.org/clemency. This has been an invaluable tool for anyone seeking support for a pending clemency petition. … 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
On January 20, 2015, CAN-DO sent a package to Bill Maher begging him to address the lack of Presidential clemencies for drug offenders, especially people serving time for pot on his show. This was the second time CAN-DO founder Amy … Read the rest
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!… Read the rest
Fox News 13 in Tampa interviewed Cheryl’s daughter, Lavithia Howard and CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah – watch the video:
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
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
Angels are singing because Donna McDaniel has received JUSTICE THROUGH CLEMENCY! Congrats to all her family, mother Sue Barrow, brother, Joe Jackson who already received clemency on the same case!
Best news ever – Paul Free walked out of prison on April 29, 2019. Congratulations Paul! Halfway house is not exactly “free” but it’s a great step and Paul is grinning from ear to ear!
“OK FOLKS STAY TUNED –… Read the rest
Carol Richardson was #8 on the CAN-DO Top 25
Name: Carol Richardson – 16753-179
DOB: March 27, 1968
Children: 4 children
Grandkids: 2 grandkids
Charge: Two counts of possession and two counts of conspiracy to distribute … 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
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
Leopoldo passed away in prison – he is at peace and we honor his memory!
NAME: Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda 81659-071
SENTENCE: Life Without Parole
SERVED: Over 23 years
INSTITUTION: FMC Butner, PO Box 1600, Butner, … Read the rest
Name: Michael Montalvo #87224-012
DOB: February 9, 1946
Marital Status: Single
Children: Two daughters, Alexis, Rebecca – both have children making Michael a Grandfather
Grandchildren: Three Grandchildren
Raised: Los Angeles, CA until 10, then Wash DC
Tried:… 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
Corvain Cooper, #643011-112
Children: 2 daughters
Charges: Distributing Marijuana; Money Laundering;
Tried: Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte
Sentence: Life Without Parole
Incarcerated Since: 2014
Served:… Read the rest
Please sign the Change.org petition to free William Underwood.
Name: William Underwood #04849-016
Children: 4 children, 3 grandchildren
Charge: RICO, RICO Conspiracy, 21 USC §846 (he completed this part of his sentence in 2008) and Life without … Read the rest
John Knock is serving Life for Pot!
Please sign his change.org petition to raise awareness
John Knock #11150-017
First time offender
Will live: Philadelphia
Offense: Conspiracy to import, Conspiracy to distribute, Conspiracy to money … Read the rest
Former Marine, Billy Dekle was serving Life for Pot
Billy Dekle has called several times since his release, the last time was on February 29th
to talk about his half-way house woes. We remember the days when clemency recipients did … Read the rest