CAN-DO Foundation is elated that Kim Kardashian met with President Trump on May 30th, Alice Johnson’s birthday, to discuss her case. It’s our hope that others in a position of power will consider propping up additional cases of individuals worthy … Read the rest
Amy Povah of the CAN-DO Foundation launched the Guardian Angel program to assign volunteers with prisoners seeking mercy through clemency. In essence, our volunteers, many of whom have served time or are a family member of a prisoner are working … Read the rest
Watch out 7 minute video of clemency success stories!
CAN-DO wants to thank everyone for all your hard work, support and tenacity in this herculean effort to save people from more years, if not a lifetime of suffering behind bars. … Read the rest
Five CAN-DO members on our website and three members not on the site received clemency on 12/18/2015. We are elated for them and their families who can now start the healing process to overcome the suffering … 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
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
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
Name: Charceil Kellam #059920-084
Charge: Conspiracy to dist, poss, poss to dist.
Sentence: 2 LIFE PLUS 30YRS
Release Date: unknown
Served: 10 yrs sept-2016 locked-up since sept.2006
Started Sentence: sentenced Aug27,2007… Read the rest
According to clemency recipient Trevis Love, “Amy and you [Malik King] sent a very important email out back in early April that really motivated me and got a new fire lit in me and lots of the guys here at … Read the rest
Name: Antonio Lopez, #33887-077
Children: 1 Adult daughter, 1 Granddaughter
Charge: Conspiracy to distribute Methamphetamine
Release Date: 2025
Started Sentence on: 1999
Served: 17 Years
Priors: 2 Felony Burglary of a Habitation … Read the rest
On March 30, and 31st, CAN-DO President and Founder Amy Povah spent two days at the White House attending events focused on Women and the Criminal Justice System and Life After Clemency. But that’s not all.
Nkechi Taifa, a … 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
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
Angela LaPlatney received clemency on 3/30/2016.
Name: Angela La Platney #08713-091
Children: 2 boys Bradley,21 & Tyler,20
Charge: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine
Sentence: 240 months
3/3/22 GCT or 9/24/24 Max
Started Sentence:… 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
Name: Wilfredo Barrios #: 21080-112
Raised: in Guatemala until he was 18 years old when he arrived in the United States… Read the rest
Name: Bobby Poke Jr.
Marital Status: Divorced
State you are from: Illinois
State where your were charged: Indiana
Charge:(count 1)distribution of 5 Kilograms or more of cocaine(count 2) … Read the rest
THIS IS A MICHIGAN STATE CASE – NOT FEDERAL
Name: Michael “Meeko” Thompson
Children: 1 deceased 1 alive(but estranged)
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Gun Charges
Served: 25 years
Length of … Read the rest
Eddy was #15 on the Top 25 is now free and engaged to marry his true love, Heidi Grossman. Congratulations to the happy and lucky couple!
Name: Charles “Eddy” Lepp #90157-011
Charge: Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana
Sentence: 10 … Read the rest