pardons

Video of Lauren Cesal seeking clemency for her Dad, Craig Cesal

Video of Lauren Cesal seeking clemency for her Dad, Craig Cesal

 

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

Malik King – CAN-DO Prisoner Outreach Coordinator Meets Clemency Recipients

Malik King – CAN-DO Prisoner Outreach Coordinator Meets Clemency Recipients

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

White House Vigil for Clemency Applicants

On November 19, 2015, the CAN-DO Foundation performed it’s second annual White House Vigil for the many prisoners profiled on our website.  The Associated Press interviewed Jason Hernandez, the first Latino to receive clemency from President Obama and the video Read the rest

Video Project

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

How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency

How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency

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

Michael Pelletier – Serving Life for Pot

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
Served: 14 years… Read the rest

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

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

Michael Montalvo – LIFE without parole

Michael Montalvo – LIFE without parole

Michael MontalvoName: Michael Montalvo #87224-012
DOB: February 9, 1946
Race: Human – Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
Age: 73
Children: Two daughters, Alexis, Rebecca – both have children making Michael a Grandfather
Grandchildren: Three Grandchildren
Raised:  Los Angeles, CA until 10, … Read the rest

Luke Scarmazzo – 21.8 years for Medical Marijuana

Luke Scarmazzo – 21.8 years for Medical Marijuana

Luke’s co-defendant, Ricardo Montes received clemency. They were charged together and are co-defendants.   Please sign this petition supporting Luke’s clemency on change.org 

Luke Scarmazzo # 63131-097
DOB: 1980
Age: 39
Race: White
Raised: California
Tried: Went to trial in the … Read the rest

John Knock – Serving Life for Pot

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

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

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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Moe Foley – 27.5 years for pot – NOW FREE!

Moe Foley – 27.5 years for pot – NOW FREE!

Maurice Foley 

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

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

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

President Obama Grants Clemency to Darrell Hayden serving Life For Pot!

President Obama Grants Clemency to Darrell Hayden serving Life For Pot!

According to Huffington Post, Francis Darrell Hayden and 21 other federal inmates, will have their sentences commuted on July 28, 2015, after President Obama signed their clemency petitions today.

Darrell, who was serving a sentence of life for pot, … Read the rest

CAN-DO Attends Congressman Ted Lieu’s Swearing in Ceremony

CAN-DO Attends Congressman Ted Lieu’s Swearing in Ceremony

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

Amy in Action – CAN-DO Founder Amy Ralston Povah

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

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

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

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

Roberta Bell – 1st Offender – LIFE

Roberta Bell – 1st Offender – LIFE

Roberta only

Please sign Roberta Bell’s change.org petition

Name: Roberta Ronique Bell #08116-067
DOB: Sept. 4, 1971
Race: Black
Age: 48
Children: Three children – 2 girls and boy. Ashley, Gerrid, and Jazzmin
Two granddaughters – Riley and Riyan
State from:Read the rest

Lavonne Roach – 30 Years

Lavonne Roach – 30 Years

Please sign and share Lavonne’s change.org petition seeking support for her clemency.

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Lavonne Roach 10431-073
Age: 55
Race: Native American – Lakota Sioux
Children: 3 children and 7 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
Sentence: 30 Years
Sentenced: 1997
Served:Read the rest

Lazara Ordaz – 35 years

Lazara Ordaz – 35 years

Please sign Lazara’s change.org petition 
Name:
Lazara Ordaz #52247-066
DOB: 12/17/58
Race: AFRO-CUBAN
Marital Status: Single
Age: 61
Children: One daughter
Resident state: Florida
State charged: Philadelphia
Will live: Philadelphia
Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute More than 3 Kilos of controlled … Read the rest

Angela Wright – 30 years

Angela Wright – 30 years

Angela WrightPlease sign Angela Wright’s clemency petition:
Name: Angela C. Wright #: 12118-017
DOB: 1/1/1977
Age: 43
Marital Status: Single
Children: One son, Brad Moore, Jr.
Sentence: 30 years, 4 months
Date Sentence Started: 2/24/2007
Years served: 12
Release Date: 3/2026… Read the rest

Barbara Pacheco – 20 years

Barbara Pacheco – 20 years

Name: Barbara Pacheco #05776-030
DOB: 12/26/1958
Age: 60
Children: 1 son – Jay  1 daughter Samantha 5 grandchildren – all girls.
Race: White
Charge: Conspiracy to Deliver 500 grams.
Served: 13 years
Sentence: 20 years
Sentenced in: 2006
Release Date:Read the rest

Andrea Joy James – 27 years 6 months – Released due to First Step Act but may be deported.

Andrea Joy James – 27 years 6 months – Released due to First Step Act but may be deported.

Congrats to Andrea James who was released to ICE in Boston. She needs an immigration attorney.
Name:
Andrea Joy James #17868-056
DOB: 04/03/1966
Age: 53
Children: 1 Daughter – 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons
Race: Black
Raised: Jamaica
Tried: North … Read the rest

Melissa Trigg – 1st Offender – 15 years

Melissa Trigg – 1st Offender – 15 years

Melissa

We were elated to get the wonderful news that Melissa was scheduled to go to a halfway house on Nov 14th.  This is a date many of us have waited for!  Congrats to the entire Trigg family.

Please Sign Melissa Read the rest

Rose Summers – 1st Offender – 24 Years is now free!

Rose Summers – 1st Offender – 24 Years is now free!

Rose Ella Summers – 20697-001
DOB: 9-11-70
Age: 47
Children: 1 son – Victor
Race: White
Raised: Grand Prarie, Texas
Tried: Dallas, Texas
Will live: Dallas, Texas
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth and Money Laundering
Sentenced: May 7, 1997
Sentence:Read the rest

Lori Kavitz – 1st Offender – 24 Years IS NOW FREE!!!!

Lori Kavitz – 1st Offender – 24 Years IS NOW FREE!!!!

Lori Kavitz called CANDO from the airport in Orlando on May 16, 2018 – her freedom day! 

Sent. Judge Mark Bennett supports Lori’s clemency

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DOB:
10/15/58
Age: 57
Race: White
Children: 2 sons, 3 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy … Read the rest

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