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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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May 26, 2017
In this episode, Hernan Carvente speaks about developing a drinking habit at the age of 8-years old as a response to domestic violence, to joining a gang, to going to prison at 16, to being a national leader in juvenile justice reform. And, he identifies as a feminist, y'all!!!! Yes!
 
Hernan is a Program Analyst at the Vera Institute of Justice, where he works on program development, improving conditions of confinement, and incorporating youth and family partnerships in facility-based and statewide juvenile justice policy reform. Mr. Carvente has conducted trainings with policymakers, researchers, students, and professionals in probation, child welfare, juvenile justice and corrections. His passion for reform stems from his own personal experiences in the juvenile justice system. He was awarded the “Next Generation Champion for Change Award” by the MacArthur Foundation and the “Spirit of Youth Award” by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice.
 
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May 19, 2017
Reginald Dwayne Betts on Using Writing for Truth- Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author and poet who has written a memoir and two books of poetry. In this episode, he tells us about his commitment to writing when inside, his journey to Yale Law School, and the importance of fuller narratives. Listen as Betts explains valuable lessons he has learned, from ridding shame to reformulating life.
 
 To find out more about Dwayne Betts, follow him on Twitter: @dwaynebetts, or check out his website: dwaynebetts.com.   Tweet at us @decarceratedpod.  Oh, and leave us a review. pw3t8ffc
May 12, 2017

In this episode Vivian Nixon speaks about her experiences with substance misuse, to being a leader amongst men, to hanging out with Michelle Obama and Oprah. Vivian Nixon is Executive Director of College and Community Fellowship, an organization committed to removing barriers to higher education for women with criminal record histories and their families. She is a Columbia University Community Scholar and a recipient of the John Jay Medal for Justice, the Ascend Fellowship at the Aspen Institute, and the Soros Justice Fellowship. She is a co-founder of the Education from the Inside Out Coalition, an effort to increase access to higher education for justice-involved students, and an advisor to JustLeadershipUSA.

 

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May 5, 2017
Cory Greene is the co-founder of H.O.L.L.A! (How Our Lives Link Altogether, an Echoing Green Fellow, and a     Ph. D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. Cory also happened to spend over six years in prison. A native of Queens, NY via Jackson, Mississippi, Cory speaks about his mom who was drug addicted, to being a father from prison, to graduating from NYU, to being featured in the critically-acclaimed Netflix documentary, 13th, directed by Ava Duvernay.  To find out more about Cory check out:

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