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
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
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
Leopoldo passed away in prison – he is at peace and we honor his memory!
NAME: Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda 81659-071
SENTENCE: Life Without Parole
SERVED: Over 23 years
INSTITUTION: FMC Butner, PO Box 1600, Butner, … 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
Name: Michael Montalvo #87224-012
DOB: February 9, 1946
Race: Human – Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two daughters, Alexis, Rebecca – both have children making Michael a Grandfather
Grandchildren: Three Grandchildren
Raised: Los Angeles, CA until 10, … 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
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
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
Meet My New BFF by Amy Ralston Povah
On April 26th, Miquelle West, fashion stylist extraordinaire for Sean Combs company, Revolt TV and daughter of drug war lifer, Michelle West, came to Malibu so we could finally meet in person. … Read the rest
Letters to the Editor are an important tool in building public awareness for your cause. They also tell the publication that public wants to see more coverage on a particular topic. So why not take a few minutes, write a … Read the rest
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 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), or … Read the rest
Please sign Lazara’s change.org petition
Name: Lazara Ordaz #52247-066
Marital Status: Single
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
Phyllis Hood – 28114-112
Children: 1 son
Raised: Fontana, CA
Will Live: Fontana, CA
Charge: Conspiracy to Traffic Meth;
Length of Sentence: 22 years
Served: 13 years
Reduction: … Read the rest
Name: Barbara Pacheco #05776-030
Children: 1 son – Jay 1 daughter Samantha 5 grandchildren – all girls.
Charge: Conspiracy to Deliver 500 grams.
Served: 13 years
Sentence: 20 years
Sentenced in: 2006
Release Date:… Read the rest
Please sign Adrianne’s change.org petition seeking clemency from President Trump
Name: Adrianne Davis Miller #15437-002
Raised: Montgomery, Alabama
Tried: Mobile Alabama
Will live: Mobile Alabama
Charges: Conspiracy with intent to distribute a controlled substance / Conspiracy … Read the rest
Congrats to Andrea James who was released to ICE in Boston. She needs an immigration attorney.
Name: Andrea Joy James #17868-056
Children: 1 Daughter – 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons
Tried: North … Read the rest
Rose Ella Summers – 20697-001
Children: 1 son – Victor
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 called CANDO from the airport in Orlando on May 16, 2018 – her freedom day!
Sent. Judge Mark Bennett supports Lori’s clemency
Lori Kavitz 02310-029
Children: 2 sons, 3 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy … Read the rest