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Hosted by Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree, Marlon Peterson, Decarcerated highlights the journeys of success of people who has spent time in prison. In America there are over 68 million people with a criminal conviction. Decarcerated will tell you their stories of success.

Hosted by Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree, Marlon Peterson, Decarcerated highlights the journeys of success of people who has spent time in prison. In America there are over 68 million people with a criminal conviction. Decarcerated will tell you their stories of success.
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Hosted by Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree, Marlon Peterson, Decarcerated highlights the journeys of success of people who has spent time in prison. In America there are over 68 million people with a criminal conviction. Decarcerated will tell you their stories of success.

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English

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Desmond Meade: Suicidal. Homeless. Leader.

5/20/2019
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Desmond Meade has been able to lead the charge to restoring the voting rights of 1.4 million Floridians--all formerly incarcerated. This is the largest expansion of voting rights in America in a half century. In this ep Desmond speaks about the time his journey through drug addiction, homelessness, and an attempt at ending his own life to now wanting nothing more than to empower the next generation of leaders. He also speaks about his vision for a world without prisons, and his thoughts...

Duration:00:33:20

Syrita Steib-Martin: Restoring Justice in Louisiana

5/10/2019
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This is one of the BEST episodes we have ever been apart of, thanks to Syrita Steib-Martin. Syrita, a Lousiana native and founder/executive director of Operation Restoration, is a leading voice in all things criminal justice. After spending her entire 20's in federal prison, Syrita has become a national advocacy leader. In this ep of DEcarcerated, Syrita speaks about her experiences with physical violence as child, to addressing the importance of advocating for change in the criminal...

Duration:00:42:59

Danielle Sered: I Don't Know Anyone Who Invented Violence

5/6/2019
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Join host, Marlon Peterson, in this studio-audience episode of Decarcerated, in conversation with Danielle Sered, author of Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair. Recorded at the The Dweck Center of the Brooklyn Public Library on April 10, 2019, Marlon and Danielle speak about addressing violence in this era of criminal justice reform. Stay to end to hear the audience Q &A. Thanks to Aseante Reneé and Meredith Walters for making this live recording...

Duration:00:55:06

Leigh Owens: From Rikers Island to the Philly District Attorney's Office

5/3/2019
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How Leigh Owens go from being an incarcerated person to being a mover and shaker in the political arena? Leigh Owens is the Legislative Director at the SEIU Pennsylvania State Council. He is also the Director of Community Engagement at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, under Larry Krasner. Before all of that, Leigh was incarcerated in New York City's infamous Rikers Island.In this ep Leigh talks about going from being a college student at Drexel University to getting caught...

Duration:00:28:55

Darren Mack: Return of the Mack

8/17/2018
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Darren Mack was sentenced to a term of 20-40 years in prison when he was 17-years old. Now at 43-years old Darren is one of the lead organizers of the effort to close New York City’s Rikers Island. In this episode he talks about having an older brother serve 32 years in prison, and having a brother as a co-defendant also serving 20-40 years in prison. You will find yourself hanging on to every word of Darren’s during this episode of DEcarcerated. Oh, and Darren explains how he found NYC...

Duration:01:09:13

Marcus McAllister: From Suge Knight to Cure Violence

8/10/2018
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You are in for a treat! MARCUS McAllister drops a freestyle, speaks about his work as international peace trainer, his ties to Suge Knight and the “real’ Rick Ross, and drops statistics about violence reduction in some of areas of the world where violence is an epidemic--all in one episode. Heads up: this episode was recorded in May 2018. Leave a review. We want to hear your comments. More information about this episode of Decarcerated: Learn more about Cure Violence:...

Duration:00:56:08

Richard Wallace: From Chicago Hip Hop Artist to Equity And Transformation

8/4/2018
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Richard ‘Epic’ Wallace’s first claim to fame was that Chance the Rapper used to open up for hip hop crew, BBU (Bin Laden Blowin’ Up). Trust me, I know, because he got me into the V.I.P section of a Chance concert in South Africa. In this episode, we talk about his days as going through the juvenile justice system in Chicago to his work as a union organizer in Chicago. Leave a review. We want to hear your comments. More information about this episode of Decarcerated: Check...

Duration:01:12:28

Mbongiseni Mdakane’s Long Walk to Freedom in South Africa (Part II)

7/27/2018
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Mbongiseni ‘Bongi’ Mdakane was sentenced to 22 years in prison, and now he is a PhD candidate at the University of South Africa. We talk about what it’s like being on parole in South Africa, and barriers to employment. We also get to hear about his organization, Inside-out, Outside-in. Can’t wait till you hear Bongi’s answer to the question: “What does a Soweto look like in world without prisons?” Leave a review. We want to hear your comments. More information about this episode...

Duration:00:58:11

Mbongiseni Mdakane’s Long Walk to Freedom in South Africa (Part I)

7/20/2018
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Mbongiseni ‘Bongi’ Mdakane was sentenced to 22 years in prison, and now he is a PhD candidate at the University of South Africa. We talk about growing up in Soweto, the conditions of South African prisons, the gang structures in prisons he lived in, and the stigma of a record. This episode was so powerful that we split it into two, so here’s part 1. All the love to Ruth Hopkins of the Wits Justice Project and Katlego Mahlake of the Wits Radio Academy at the Witswatersand University in...

Duration:00:39:22

DEcarcerated Podcast presents: DEcarcerated Friends, featuring author and activist Darnell L. Moore

7/18/2018
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Marlon, host of the Decarcerated Podcast, sits down with author and Black Lives Matter activist, Darnell L. Moore...with a splash of White Hennessy. Listen as Darnell answers the question, "What does a world without prisons look like?" He will also speak about the details of his new memoir, "No Fire in the Ashes." Oh, and White Hennessy is involved! http://bit.ly/NoAsheshttp://bit.ly/DEcarceratedDarnellMoore

Duration:00:16:07

The Brilliance of Michelle Jones: 20 Years in Prison

7/13/2018
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Michelle Jones, is an NYU Ph.d candidate who spent 20 years in Indiana state prisons. Michelle is a formerly incarcerated historian who’s going to blown away. She’s here to share the brilliance of her research around the history of Indiana prison, how she enrolled in NYU less than a year after her release from prison, and her adjustment to life in New York City after spending 20 years in prison in state is new to her. Will we be able to keep Michelle in NYC? We also have Darnell L....

Duration:01:09:02

Valencia Gunder: Mayor of Liberty City, Miami

7/6/2018
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If you’ve been to Miami and haven’t heard of Valencia Gunder, you haven’t been to Miami. Known as Vee, she talks about going to jail for college tuition. That’s right college tuition! She raises awareness about being detained and not having access to feminine hygiene products. Valencia is modern day Fannie Lou Hamer, tackling everything from climate change to gun violence. She bares it all in this episode--even teasing about a political run in 2020...Vee has our vote! More information...

Duration:01:11:47

Lords of the Underground (Scholars)

6/29/2018
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Shalita Williams, David Murillo, Clint Terrell, and David Maldonado are formerly incarcerated, Oakland-based academics on the rise. Danny was interviewed by Oprah for a recent 60 Minutes segment about solitary confinement. This makes the the second person on Decarcerated who has been in the same room with Oprah! Listen in to find out how Danny and Oprah met, about Shalita’s research called, “Snitches Get Stitches,” and what music helped them, through their prison sentences. More...

Duration:00:56:17

Jim St. Germain: Dropping Haitian Jewels of Hope PT. 2

6/22/2018
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In part II of Marlon’s conversation with Jim St. Germain, Jim speaks about his transition from juvenile prison back to his Brooklyn community. He talks about the formation of his organization, Prepared Leaders of Tomorrow (PLOT), and his interactions with President Obama. More information about this episode of Decarcerated: Jim’s website: jimstgermaim.comPurchase Jim’s book,A Stone of Hopehere: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062458795/ref=cm_sw_su_dp?tag=authorweb-20Director’s Cut ofA...

Duration:00:29:53

Jim St. Germain: Dropping Haitian Jewels of Hope PT. 1

6/17/2018
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This episode is so good that we stretch it into two parts. You’ll need time digest all the jewels of knowledge and analysis of the conditions behind the hurt that affects Black people in poor communities. A Hatian immigrant, Jim speaks about his trauma as a child navigating Brooklyn as a teen in the 2000’s, how he met President Obama, and his choice to go to prison when he was 17ish. Oh, and him I settle a Brooklyn street beef on air. Yeah, this episode will make you want to listen twice....

Duration:00:42:11

Shaka Senghor: Writing a New Life

6/8/2018
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Shaka Senghor is one the few people who Oprah Winfrey publicly admires. He is a NY Times Bestselling author for his book, Writing My Wrongs: “Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison.” His TED Talk has amassed over 1.5 million views, and his television show, Released, airs on the OWN Network. Shaka is true Detroit representer who went to prison at the age of 19 for second degree murder. More information about this episode of Decarcerated: Shaka Senghor website:...

Duration:01:00:48

Nobody Messing with The Pink Panther Clique

6/1/2018
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This episode features Jamila T. Davis, Aisha Hall, and Sunshine Smith-Williams—THE PINK PANTHER CLIQUE. All three women served time in America federal prisons. Hailing from New York City and Long Island, the three women are self made authors, entrepreneurs, and social media influencers. Be inspired by these three women living important lives. More information this episode of Decarcerated: Pink Panther Clique website: website-http://www.thepinkpantherclique.com/attorneys-1.htmlYouTube...

Duration:00:43:10

Season 3 Trailer: A World Without Prisons

5/25/2018
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We’re getting you ready for Season 3 of Decarcerated. Our theme for this Season? A World Without Prisons. More information this episode of Decarcerated: The Root, How the Legacy and Influence of Combat Jack Lives On in These Black Podcasts: https://www.theroot.com/how-the-legacy-and-influence-of-combat-jack-lives-on-in-1821497483 The Crime Report: Want to Understand Mass Incarceration? Listen to These...

Duration:00:01:24

Lucinda Cross: The Journey of a QUEEN BOSS

12/29/2017
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Lucinda Cross, known as the Chief Activator, is the CEO of Activate Worldwide,and founder of Activate Your Life 501c3. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY Lucinda eventually spent four years in federal prison for involvement in the drug game. Since her release from prison in 2000, her span of influence has reached more than 30,000 Activate members globally, over 35,000 via social media and hundreds of thousands through her weekly radio features WNBM 103.9 FM NY. Lucinda is an accomplished...

Duration:01:03:23

Teresa Y. Hodge: Federal Prison Couldn’t Stop My Relevance

12/15/2017
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Teresa Y. Hodge is Soros Justice Fellow, tech startup founder, serial entrepreneur, and is on a first name basis with music mega star, John Legend. She also spent five years in federal prison beginning in her early 40’s. In this episode Teresa speaks about the way she “downsized” for prison, her relationship with her daughter, and she drops serious jewels about remaining relevant despite prison. More information this episode of Decarcerated: Teresa’s organization, Mission Launch...

Duration:00:54:04