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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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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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