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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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Aug 17, 2018

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 Mayor De Blasio on his knees...

 

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Aug 10, 2018

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.

 

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  • Learn more about Cure Violence: http://bit.ly/2OUoUQi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Aug 4, 2018

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.

 

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  • Check out his organization E.A.T. (Equity And Transformation) at www.eatchicago.org.  They are on Facebook at ‘ChicagoEat.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Jul 27, 2018

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?”

 

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  • Former offender aims for a PhD, Pretoria East Record.

http://bit.ly/PretoriaEast1

 

  • Everything happens for a reason, including prison, University of South Africa

http://bit.ly/UNISABONGI



  • Mbongiseni Mdakane. New Voices in Psychology, Sabinet Journal

http://bit.ly/SabinetBongi



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Jul 20, 2018

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 Johannesburg.  They let us use their studios, and stayed past work hours to accommodate us. They deserve all the love.

 

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  • Former offender aims for a PhD, Pretoria East Record.

http://bit.ly/PretoriaEast1

 

  • Everything happens for a reason, including prison, University of South Africa

http://bit.ly/UNISABONGI



  • Mbongiseni Mdakane. New Voices in Psychology, Sabinet Journal

http://bit.ly/SabinetBongi



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Jul 18, 2018

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!

 

Jul 13, 2018

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. Moore, author of the critically acclaimed book, No Ashes in the Fire, stopping by in the final minutes of the podcast to answer the question, “what does a world without prisons look like?

 

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  • Teen Vogue, This Former Inmate Is Pursuing Her PhD After Serving 20 Years in Prison:

https://bit.ly/2KS65Pd

 

  • Journal of the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences, Magdalene Laundries: The First Prisons for Women in the https://bit.ly/2ugBEb5

 

  • The Marshall Project, The Taxpayers and Michelle Jones

https://bit.ly/2gMKF4W



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Jul 6, 2018

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 about  this episode of Decarcerated:

 

 

  • The Root: Color of Climate: Meet a Power Player in Miami’s Fight Against Climate Gentrification,

https://www.theroot.com/color-of-climate-meet-a-power-player-in-miami-s-fight-1797702979

 

 



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Jun 29, 2018

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.  


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Jun 22, 2018

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.    

 

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Jun 17, 2018

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.  Also, purchase a copy of Jim’s critically acclaimed book, A Stone of Hope.

 

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Jun 8, 2018

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.

 

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Jun 1, 2018

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.

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May 25, 2018

 

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 Podcasts

 

https://thecrimereport.org/2018/03/28/want-to-understand-mass-incarceration-listen-to-these-podcasts/

 

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