Welcome to CAN-DO: justice through clemency
CAN–DO is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates Clemency for All Non-violent Drug Offenders. CAN-DO has access to numerous cases, many of which are presented on … Read the rest
CAN-DO has teamed up with some of the leading pardon experts and activists in the nation, including Mark Osler, Sam Morison, Andrea James and Eric Sterling, just to name a few.
Sam Morison provides invaluable insight and expertise with … 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
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
At the CAN-DO Foundation, we like to help the public get to know the prisoners we advocate for on a personal level, so this month we’d like to introduce you to a remarkable man, Michael Pelletier. A wheelchair … 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
We just got word via email from life for pot prisoner Larry Duke that he has gotten an immediate released. he received a compassionate release. He served 26 years on a Life Sentence for Pot!
Many people have been asking … Read the rest
Amy Ralston Povah Goes to DC – 2014
Amy Meets Gore Vidal
Amy spoke to the iconic Gore Vidal about her CAN-DO Foundation. Vidal was outspoken about ending the drug war and congratulated Amy on her efforts to raise … 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
Life for Pot Founder, Beth Curtis, Offers a Suggestion for Clemency
To: President Barack Obama
Attorney General Eric Holder
Deputy Attorney General James Cole
Grant a systemic or … Read the rest
George Martorano, #12973-004
Offense: Convicted of operating a Continual Criminal Enterprise (importing drugs/mostly marijuana)
Sentence: Life Without Parole – Natural Life
Incarcerated Since: 1983
Date of Birth: 12/21/1949
Family: 1 daughter, Francesca, and 1 son, Raymond (deceased)
Presently Incarcerated: FCI … Read the rest