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
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
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
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
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
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
As someone who has actually been through the process of receiving executive clemency (I served 9 years of a 24 year sentence before being granted clemency by President Bill Clinton), I thought I would share some important factual … 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 is in hospice and due to his poor health, will probably not be released. He should not die in prison but we fear this will be his fate unless there is mercy.
NAME: Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda 81659-071
SENTENCE:… 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
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.
Craig Cesal is serving Life for Pot!
Case Summary: I … Read the rest
Name: Michael Montalvo #87224-012
DOB: February 9, 1946
Race: Human – Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two daughters, Alexis, Rebecca – both have children making Michael a Grandfather
Grandchildren: Three Grandchildren
Raised: Los Angeles, CA until 10, … 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
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
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
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.… Read the rest
Eddy was #15 on the Top 25 is now free and engaged to marry his true love, Heidi Grossman. Congratulations to the happy and lucky couple!
Name: Charles “Eddy” Lepp #90157-011
Charge: Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana
Sentence: 10 … Read the rest
Maurice “Moe” Foley, #20211-068
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 700 – 1000 kilos of marijuana, plus 5 years for owning a gun which was locked in a safe
Sentence: 27 1/2 years
Incarcerated Since: 2003
Priors: juvenile offense for … Read the rest