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
Happy that Phyllis Hood was released by the BOP to home confinement. Phyllis Hood – 28114-112
Children: 1 son
Raised: Fontana, CA
Will Live: Fontana, CA
Charge: Conspiracy to Traffic Meth;
Trial/plea:… Read the rest
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
PLEASE sign Patricia’s Change.org petition
Name: Patricia Cooney #50662-004
Marital Status: Single
Children: One adult daughter and one adult son; four grandchildren (one due in August) and three great-grandchildren.
Grandchildren: One granddaughter who was … 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
Patricia has been given an immediate release pending ICE hold!!!
Name: Patricia Clarke
Race: African American
Charge: Racketeering; Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Cocaine Base and Marijuana
Served: 26 years
Sentenced:… Read the rest
Congratulations to Karen Davis who is NOW FREE thanks to the First Step Act.
Name: Karen L. Davis # 40291-074
Marital Status: Married.
Children : Seven children, Timothy Benford, Nathan Benford, Willie Davis, Jr., … 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
CAN-DO NEWS FLASH
BARBARA SCRIVNER RECEIVES CLEMENCY FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA
Although it’s LONG OVERDUE – we could not be happier to hear that someone so deserving was finally rewarded with leniency after serving 21 years!
Today, the Associated Press reported … 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, and Eric Sterling, just to name a few.
Sam Morison provides invaluable insight and expertise with regard to the … Read the rest
CAN-DO Founder, Amy Ralston Povah got more time than her kingpin husband or anyone in his entire entire organization of smugglers and dealers even though she was the least culpable. It’s convoluted and hard to believe, which is why we’ve … 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
CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah collaborated with The Council* to write an ‘Open Letter’ to President Obama which was published in Business Insider on Dec 12, 2016. CAN-DO coordinated with other advocacy organizations plus reached out to, and secured 42 … Read the rest
Nonprofit Clemency Foundation
Welcome to the CAN-DO Foundation
justice through clemency
CAN-DO is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit clemency foundation in Malibu, CA, that advocates Clemency for All Nonviolent Drug Offenders. CAN-DO has access to numerous … Read the rest
CANDO interviewed Ramona Brant less than two months after she was set free. Listen to her share, in detail, the day she learned President Obama granted her clemency.
Everyone at CANDO is devastated to learn of Ramona Brant’s passing that … Read the rest
CAN-DO Founder, Amy Povah’s radio interview archives, plus 2 part radio interview with Kerry Reynolds for KMUD
Kerry Reynolds hosts a weekly show about Cannabis News and requested an interview with CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah for what she hopes will become an ongoing series about people serving 10 – Life for drug non-violent drug cases.
Following headlines, … 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
CAN-DO Founder and President, Amy Ralston Povah has had a busy November – first attending the Koch Institute’s Advancing Justice Summit in New Orleans from Nov. 3rd – 8th and more recently attending the Drug Policy Alliance’s conference in Washington … 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
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
Ricardo was called and given the wonderful news that he received clemency. His family can finally exhale and dream of a renewed future together.
Name: Ricardo Ruiz Montes #63130-097
Family: Three children ages 11, 8 and … Read the rest
CAN-DO received a phone call from Rudy Valdez, Cindy’s brother that his sister received clemency this morning(11/22/2016) – before the list was released. We are elated because we have been communicating with Rudy and Cindy for many years now – … Read the rest
Clinton was #6 on the CAN-DO Top 25!
Message from Clinton Matthews: I been trying to reach you I am so relieved..I received the good news today and God is good.. you are the greatest. you have helped me to … Read the rest
Donella Harriel granted clemency on Aug 3, 2016 – is still in limbo due to a detainer.
Marital Status: single
Children: 2 kids
State raised: Florida… 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
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
Alice Marie Johnson has been in prison for 20 years, serving a life sentence without parole for a non-violent drug crime. The 60-year-old mother was sentenced in … Read the rest