When … 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
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, Andrea James and Eric Sterling, just to name a few.
Sam Morison provides invaluable insight and expertise with … 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
Nonprofit Clemency Foundation in Malibu, CA
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 … 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
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
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
Watch the video CAN-DO and Earthstream created of Craig’s daughter Lauren asking for her father to be set free.
Craig was on the Clemency and Justice Reform Radiothon and due to the prison phone time limitation, was not able … Read the rest
Prison Outreach Coordinator Malik King met with clemency recipient Efram Douglas on June 22nd and provided the following detailed summery of their encounter.
Efrem Rahoman Douglas – Knoxville, TN
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of … Read the rest
THIS PROJECT HAS ALREADY REACHED ITS DEADLINE AND IS NO LONGER SEEKING VIDEOS
CAN-DO has been tasked with making a video of formerly incarcerated people and family members of currently incarcerated people that we hope to share at several events, … 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