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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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Dec 6, 2019

Debbie Kilroy was awarded the Australian Human Rights Medal in 2004.  She also happened to have served several years in prison, which fuels her passion for advocating on behalf of women and girls in prison.

Debbie also has one of the most fascinating prison experiences that served as a catalyst for who she is today. Listen to this episode to find out...

 

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DEcarcerated is sponsored by the NoVo Foundation and The Weavers Fellowship

Nov 27, 2019

To kick off our final season, the DEcarcerated Podcast was LIVE at the 2019 Smart on Crime Conference held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. Some of America's leading criminal legal system experts participated in this conference, and we got a few of them to speak with us backstage.  Here's a few:

More details about the 2019 Smart on Crime Conference can be found here.

Thankful for the support of Michelle Diaz, Andrew Stelzer, and LeShae Henderson of Team DEcarcerated.

This episode was made possible courtesy of The Center for American Progress,  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. Huge shoutout to Julia Cusick of the Center for American Progress for making this happen!

Episode music credits:

Five Years Ago by the Custodian of Records

Roy by JBlanked

The Trunk by Deal the Villain

Fallen Stars by Ketsa

Always Something by JBlanked

Off by Deal the Villain

Lucky Stars by the Custodian of Records

Much much love to The Weavers Fellowship and the Novo Foundation for sponsoring Season Five of DEcarcerated.

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Email us at: decarcerated@beprecedential.com

 

Nov 27, 2019

Originally sentenced to a life sentence at 16-years old, Halim Flowers, released after serving 22 years is now breaking barriers.  Released in March of 2019, Halim is already a published author, an Echoing Green Fellow...a friend of Kim Kardashian,  and he already spoke at Kanye West's Sunday Service.  Oh, and he recently got married. 

What have you done in the past 9 months?

Marlon sat down with Halim backstage at the Smart on Crime Conference in NYC for a deeply personal interview.

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Thunderstorm by the Custodian of Records

Ruff Draft by Deal the Villain

Faith’s Witness by Deal the Villain

 

Much love to the Weavers Fellowship and the NoVo Foundation for sponsoring DEcarcerated.

Production: Andrew Stelzer

Managing Producer: LeShae Henderson

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Aug 7, 2019

The self-proclaimed HBIC (google the urban dictionary), Alicia Garza, principal of the Black Futures Lab that created the Black Census, and co-creator of Black Lives Matter is in rare form in this conversation with Marlon. This episode is not for the thin-skinned.

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Production Credits: Andrew Stelzer

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Brooklyn Bridge, by Will Be
Faith's Witness, by Deal the Villain
Fallen Stars, by Ketsa

 

Special thanks to the whole Square One Justice team, and the Impact Hub in Oakland, California.

May 31, 2019

Before the age of 17 Chris Wilson's mother was raped by a police officer. His father was murdered.  His cousin was killed in front of him. At 17-years old, Chris was sentenced to life in prison for taking a person's life. 

When he was 19 he decided to create a master plan for his life, and that master plan lead to his early release from prison, a book, serial entrepreneurship, and becoming an internationally sought after artist.

This is our final full episode for Season IV of DEcarcerated, and it is one for the record books.

 

Production Credits: Andrew Stelzer

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Sombra by Zé Trigueiros

Get it Straight by the Rawman

Faith's Witness by Dal The Villain

 

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May 24, 2019

Wow, please have a Kleenex ready for this one.  Turquoise Martin and Naquasia Pollard are two women on fire, but, who have also survived the fire. 

Both are a part of the College and Community Fellowship advocacy training program.  Naquasia served a 15 years sentence starting at the age of 19, and Turquoise was in and out of the foster care system since the age of five. 

There is so much hope in these two ladies, and we hope you pay more than the usual attention to the girls and women in your circle.

 

Production credit: Andrew Stelzer

 

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May 20, 2019

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 about running for office.

 

Production credit: Andrew Stelzer

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May 10, 2019

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 justice system even if that requires meeting with Donald Trump and Jared Kushner.

Production credit: Andrew Stelzer

 

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May 6, 2019

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 happen.

Production credits: Andrew Stelzer

 

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May 3, 2019

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 with a gun and drugs. He also says "pot" instead of weed.

 

Check out Leigh's political and social analysis at the Huff Post: https://www.huffpost.com/author/leigh-owens

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Decarcerated is brought to you through the generous support of the Novo Foundation and the Weavers Fellowship.

 

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