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
“OK FOLKS STAY TUNED – I WAS JUST TOLD TO REPORT TO THE WARDEN’S OFFICE AT 11:30 THIS AM (IT IS 8 AM NOW) COULD IT BE CLEMENCY? I THINK SO. LOVE TO ALL p free”. We have confirmation!!! YAY… Read the rest
Dos and Don’ts when writing the Pardon Attorney
Before you get started, know that timing is everything. President Trump was moved by Kim Kardashian’s plea to free Alice Marie Jonson, who was #1 on the CAN-DO Top 25 … Read the rest
CAN-DO President Amy Povah was interviewed by Buzz Feed and is quoted in the following article, as are two members of the CAN-DO Advisory Board, Dennis Cauchon, founder of The Clemency Report and Beth Curtis, founder of Life For Pot:… 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
Tips Prisoners Can Use to Enhance Chances at Executive Clemency
If you are going to file a clemency petition please do not re-hash the particulars of your case. This is not the time to re-litigate, rather a time to accept … 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
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
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
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
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… Read the rest
Letters to the Editor are an important tool in building public awareness for your cause. They also tell the publication that public wants to see more coverage on a particular topic. So why not take a few minutes, write a … Read the rest
CAN-DO Founder Amy Ralston Povah attended (D-CA) Congressman Ted Lieu’s Swearing in Ceremony on Sunday, March 1 at UCLA’s prestigious Royce Hall.
Directly after “God Bless America,” and before Lieu took the stage, the fire alarm went off and to … Read the rest
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), … Read the rest
Drug Laws Not for the Rich!
John Vibes for The Free Thought Project has written an amazing expose on the truth about the War on Drugs, per DEA agent Matthew Fogg who is now speaking out about details that CAN-DO … Read the rest
Name: Barbara Pacheco #05776-030
Children: 1 son – Jay 1 daughter Samantha 5 grandchildren – all girls.
Charge: Conspiracy to Deliver 500 grams.
Served: 13 years
Sentence: 20 years
Sentenced in: 2006
Release Date:… Read the rest
Name: Andrea Joy James #17868-056
Children: 1 Daughter – 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons
Tried: North Carolina
Charge: Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base
Year Sentenced: 1999
Release date:… 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
Rita Becerra’s clemency petition was tragically denied on August 8, 2016. CAN-DO wants accountability and transparency with regard to why first offenders were passed over in favor of repeat offenders, especially when the applicants are women with perfect prison conduct … Read the rest
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
Age: 64 Years
Children: 1 son and 1 daughter
Arrested: March 29, 1991
Charge: Conspiracy to Aid and Abet the Manufacture of Meth.
Served: 23 years 5 months
Sentence: Life reduced to … Read the rest