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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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Jan 14, 2022

An audio essay about abolition and Ahmaud Arbery.  The full readable version can be found on medium.com here: https://bit.ly/Arbery

 

Feb 6, 2020

At 16, Huwe Burton was sentenced to 15 years-to-life for the murder of his mother. Thirty years later he is telling his story of exoneration.  Huwe's story was featured on an episode of the HBO series, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

Marlon recorded this episode as guest host of the Topeka K. Sam on Sirius XM.  

 

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Jan 18, 2020

38 years in prison just for riding in a car with some friends. This is part 2 of the Denise Coleman story.  

Oprah, we need you to get Ms. Coleman on #SuperSoulConversations!

Thank you, Niecey for being so open with us, and for sharing your life as a lesson.

 

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Jan 10, 2020

38 years in prison just for riding in a car with some friends.  That's part of the story of Denise Coleman. Born in Louisiana, and now living in Jackson, Mississippi, Ms. Coleman, is my friend.  She is also a leader with the People's Advocacy Institute, and the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls.

This two-part series will have you on an emotional rollercoaster.

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Jan 6, 2020

Originally recorded in October 2018, Melissa Harris-Perry, journalist, scholar, and former host of the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC, sits down with Marlon Peterson. This conversation was apart of the Square One Reimagine Justice Roundtable that took place in Durham, North Carolina.  

We talk about her personal experiences the the criminal justice system and her grapplings with being a victim of violence.  Even Marlon tears a bit in this episode, so keep your Kleenex close.

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Episode music:

Sombra by  Zé Trigueiros

MXGHTY by Lazer Falcon

Faith’s Witness by Deal the Villain

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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

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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Music credits:

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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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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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

Song Credits: 

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 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 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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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!



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  • 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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