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Michael Pelletier – Serving Life for Pot

Michael Pelletier is Serving Life for Pot – Please sign his petition on Change.org.

Paraplegic Michael Pelletier is serving LIFE for POTMichael Pelletier, #11109-036
Date of birth:
1/31/56
Age:
64
Offense:  Conspiracy to Import and Distribute Marijuana
Sentence: Life without parole
Incarcerated Since: 2006
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Welcome to CAN-DO: Justice Through Clemency

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Welcome to CAN-DO: justice through clemency

CANDO 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

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MEET THE CAN-DO ADVISORY BOARD

CAN-DO has teamed up with some of the leading pardon experts and activists in the nation, including Mark Osler, Sam Morison, and Eric Sterling, just to name a few.

Sam Morison provides invaluable insight and expertise with regard to the … Read the rest

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America's longest serving marijuana prisoner, Antonio Bascaro, incarcerated since 1980!
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Antonio Bascaro – Served 39 years for pot – NOW FREE!

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!
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Paul Free – Serving Life For Pot – Received Clemency on 12/19/16 – NOW FREE!!!

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 –

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Do’s and Don’ts When Writing to the Pardon Attorney or President

Dos and Donts 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

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Michael Pelletier – Serving Life for Pot

Michael Pelletier

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

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Oil Painting by Michael Pelletier, serving Life for Pot
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Prison Art — Oil Paintings by Michael Pelletier – Life for Pot

Inmate Michael Pelletier, a paraplegic since the age of 11, serving a sentence of LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE for a nonviolent, victimless marijuana conspiracy offense, is almost a very talented artist.  These are some of Michael’s prison art oil paintings … Read the rest

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Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda – serving Life for Pot – has sadly deceased!

Leopoldo passed away in prison – he is at peace and we honor his memory!

Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda

NAME: Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda 81659-071
SENTENCE: Life Without Parole
AGE: 80
SERVED: Over 23 years
Sentenced: 1993
INSTITUTION: FMC Butner, PO Box 1600, Butner, … Read the rest

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Corvain Cooper – Life for Pot

Please sign Corvain Cooper’s change.org petition

Corvain Cooper, #643011-112
DOB:
11/2/1979
Age: 40
Children: 2 daughters
Residence: California 
Charges: Distributing Marijuana; Money Laundering;
Trial/Plea: Trial
Tried: Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte
Sentence: Life Without Parole
Incarcerated Since: 2014
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John Knock – Serving Life for Pot

John Knock is serving Life for Pot!
Please sign his change.org petition to raise awareness

John Knock #11150-017
First time offender

http://www.johnknock.com
http://www.lifeforpot.com

Raised: Nebraska
Tried: Florida
Will live: Philadelphia
Offense:
Conspiracy to import, Conspiracy to distribute, Conspiracy to money … Read the rest

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Billy Dekle – Serving Life for Pot Is Now Free – Clemency

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
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Charles Fred Cundiff is serving Life for Pot
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Charles “Fred” Cundiff – Received Clemency – 12/18/2015

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.

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Moe Foley – 27.5 years for pot – NOW FREE!

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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

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Justice Denied: Paul Free’s Two-Decade Plus Quest for Freedom

MOTION DENIED

The ruling might as well have said “Justice Denied.”

Paul Free, serving a sentence of life without parole for a nonviolent marijuana conspiracy offense he says he can prove he did not commit, is used to such … Read the rest

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Remember Our Pot Lifers This Fathers Day!!!

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

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Larry Duke is Free After Serving 26 Years on a Life Sentence for Pot!

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!

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Amy in Action – CAN-DO Founder Amy Ralston Povah

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

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Posters

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), or … Read the rest

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Men Deserving Clemency – Larry Duke – Life for Pot – NOW FREE

Larry Duke was released from serving Life for Pot on March 5th, 2014 for Compassionate Release.

CONGRATS TO LARRY DUKE – DETAILS HERE!!!

larry_duke_cd_lgLARRY RONALD DUKE, 40734-019

Offense: Two counts, both 846’s Count(1). Conspiracy (2). Attempt
Sentence: Life Without Parole … Read the rest

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Life for Pot — Beth Curtis’s Top 10 Marijuana Cases Deserving Clemency

 

Life for Pot Founder, Beth Curtis, Offers a Suggestion for Clemency

To: President Barack Obama
Attorney General Eric Holder
Deputy Attorney General James Cole

ADDRESSING A PROPENSITY FOR OVERINCARCERATION: CLEMENCY AND THE WAR ON DRUGS

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George Martorano Is Now Free!

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

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