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Decarcerated

Hosted by Marlon Peterson, Decarcerated highlights the journeys of success of people who has spent time in prison. In America there are over 70 million people with a criminal conviction. Decarcerated will tell you their stories of success.
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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 16, 2017
"Happy New Breath."  Eddy Zheng starts all his conversations with those words, and in this episode he will explain why.  Eddy is a Asian Pacific Islander based in Oakland who spent 21-years in prison.  His journey from China to San Quentin to bouts with obtaining citizenship are documented in the critically-acclaimed documentary about his life, Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story. Eddy speaks about his being a 16-year old in California prisons, spending 11-months in solitary confinement,  his favorite hip hop song, and more. Eddy is a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, a apart of John Legend's Free America campaign, and was pardoned by California Governor Jerry Brown.  Eddy is going to blow your mind.  To find out about Eddy check out:
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Apr 16, 2017

There is a plan to close New York City's most infamous jail, Rikers Island, in 10 years, and Glenn E. Martin is a huge reason why.  Glenn, a Brooklyn native with West Indian roots, is the founder and president of JustLeadership USA, which is dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in half by 2030.  In this episode (recorded just three weeks before NYC Mayor De Blasio announced to close Rikers Island) Glenn speaks about his upbringing as a young boy in BedStuy, Brooklyn, race, his mom, being stabbed on Rikers, and his road to being a leading voice in criminal justice.  Glenn is well accomplished and was recently awarded the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award. 

To find out more about Glenn and the #CloseRikers movement, check out:

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Apr 16, 2017

Donna Hylton is my hero.  Donna spent 27 years in prison, and since her release in 2012 she has become a leading human rights activist.  She was a featured speaker at the Women's MArch in Washington, DC, and will have a movie made about her life, starring Rosario Dawson.  In this deeply sensitive episode, Donna tells us about her journey from Jamaica, WI as a nine-year-old girl, to her experiences with abuse, to her advocacy during her incarceration in New York State's Bedford Hills Prison.  This is a tearjerker.  To find out more about Donna check her out:

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