Amy Povah Wants to Fix Our Out-of-Control Prison System

Amy Ralston Povah served nine years in prison before President Bill Clinton commuted her sentence. Though she had no active involvement of any kind in her ex-husband’s drug activities, the conspiracy laws were so broad that all of his crimes were imputed to her as well. She is now one of the most knowledgeable and effective advocates for executive clemency, and for sensible reform of the criminal justice reform. Her group, CAN-DO recommends candidates for clemency (sentence reduction), including Alice Johnson, whose sentence was commuted following Kim…