Decarcerated Podcast

Abolition is Not Just About How We Dismantle
Aug 7 • 59 min
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…
Chris Wilson: How I Escaped From a Life Sentence in Prison
May 31 • 40 min
Chris Wilson: Baltimore’s Finest
Naquasia & Turquoise: Honor Rolls and Thriving Beyond Trauma
May 24 • 43 min
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…
Desmond Meade: Suicidal. Homeless. Leader.
May 20 • 33 min
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…
Syrita Steib-Martin: Restoring Justice in Louisiana
May 10 • 43 min
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…
Danielle Sered: I Don’t Know Anyone Who Invented Violence
May 6 • 55 min
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…
Leigh Owens: From Rikers Island to the Philly District Attorney’s Office
May 3 • 28 min
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…
Darren Mack: Return of the Mack
Aug 17, 2018 • 69 min
Closing Rikers Island
Marcus McAllister: From Suge Knight to Cure Violence
Aug 10, 2018 • 56 min
Marcus McAllister: Peace Ambassador
Richard Wallace: From Chicago Hip Hop Artist to Equity And Transformation
Aug 4, 2018 • 72 min
Richard Wallace Loving Chicago
Mbongiseni Mdakane’s Long Walk to Freedom in South Africa (Part II)
Jul 27, 2018 • 58 min
Soul Brothers
Mbongiseni Mdakane’s Long Walk to Freedom in South Africa (Part I)
Jul 20, 2018 • 39 min
Soul Brothers
DEcarcerated Podcast presents: DEcarcerated Friends, featuring author and activist Darnell L. Moore
Jul 18, 2018 • 23 min
No Ashes in the Fire
The Brilliance of Michelle Jones: 20 Years in Prison
Jul 13, 2018 • 69 min
From Prison to NYU
Valencia Gunder: Mayor of Liberty City, Miami
Jul 6, 2018 • 71 min
Valencia Gunder: Our Fannie Lou Hamer
Lords of the Underground (Scholars)
Jun 29, 2018 • 56 min
Underground Scholars: David Maldonado, Danny Murillo, Clint Terrell, and Shalita Williams
Jim St. Germain: Dropping Haitian Jewels of Hope PT. 2
Jun 22, 2018 • 29 min
A Stone of Hope
Jim St. Germain: Dropping Haitian Jewels of Hope PT. 1
Jun 17, 2018 • 42 min
A Stone of Hope
Shaka Senghor: Writing a New Life
Jun 8, 2018 • 60 min
Shaka Senghor is Detroit’s Finest
Nobody Messing with The Pink Panther Clique
Jun 1, 2018 • 43 min
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,…
Season 3 Trailer: A World Without Prisons
May 25, 2018 • 1 min
We’re getting you ready for Season 3 of Decarcerated. Our theme for this Season? “A World Without Prisons.”
Lucinda Cross: The Journey of a QUEEN BOSS
Dec 29, 2017 • 63 min
Lucinda Cross, known as the Chief Activator, is the CEO of Activate Worldwide,and founder of Activate Your Life 501c3. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY Lucinda eventually spent four years in federal prison for involvement in the drug game. Since…
Teresa Y. Hodge: Federal Prison Couldn’t Stop My Relevance
Dec 15, 2017 • 54 min
Teresa Y. Hodge is Soros Justice Fellow, tech startup founder, serial entrepreneur, and is on a first name basis with music mega star, John Legend. She also spent five years in federal prison beginning in her early 40’s. In this episode Teresa speaks…
Calvin Moyo: Decarcerated Goes to South Africa
Dec 8, 2017 • 85 min
Decarcerated went on the road to South Africa! We participated in the Global Prisons Conference held at the University of Johannesburg. While in JoBurg we sat down with Calvin Moyo, a young graphic designer and native of Zimbabwe, who spent two years in…
Johnny Perez: Cuba is Unrecognizable & Felonies Are Forever
Dec 1, 2017 • 81 min
Johnny Perez is the Director of U.S. Prison Program for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, a membership organization committed to ending U.S.-sponsored torture, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. He is also a poet and fashion…
Coss Marte: The Business of Physical Health and Justice
Nov 26, 2017 • 57 min
Coss Marte was born & raised LES. He started selling drugs at 13, and quickly became one of the largest drug dealers in NYC within six years, running a $2 million business. When he went to prison a doctor told him he would be dead within 5 years. He…
Frankie Guzman: Rewriting Unjust Juvenile Justice Policy…Literally
Nov 10, 2017 • 60 min
Frankie Guzman is an attorney at the National Center for Youth Law working to eliminate prosecuting and incarcerating children in California’s adult criminal justice system, and advocating for alternative sentencing and local treatment. Guzman, imprisoned…
Marcus Bullock: Entrepreneurship is in My Blood
Nov 3, 2017 • 57 min
BAM! Marcus Bullock is successful entrepreneur. In this episode, Marcus discusses his beginnings as a youth in Washington DC and Virginia. After serving eight years in prison, Marcus, the entrepreneur, has created the Flikshop School of Business and…
Topeka Sam: Championing for Women and Girls
Oct 27, 2017 • 67 min
This week’s episode of the #Decarcerated podcast features founder of Ladies of Hope Ministries, Topeka K. Sam. Created to help disenfranchised & marginalized women transition back into society, Topeka has also created a safe place for women and girls to…
Resistance & Resilience Despite Mass Incarceration: Part II
Oct 20, 2017 • 25 min
LIVE EPISODES WE LOVE! This is Part II of a two-part series where four guests give personal stories about their Resistance & Resilience Despite Mass Incarceration. This week we get to hear from Johnny Perez and Piper Anderson. The event was held at the…
Resistance & Resilience Despite Mass Incarceration
Oct 13, 2017 • 32 min
LIVE EPISODES WE LOVE! This is Part I of a two-part series where four guests give personal stories about their Resistance & Resilience Despite Mass Incarceration. This week we get to hear from Khalil Cumberbatch and Donna Hylton. The event was held at the…
TED Talk & More: The Redemptive Value of Relevancy
Oct 6, 2017 • 12 min
Decarcerated is back for a 2nd season, and we’re starting this season off right! We’re debuting one of our new segments, Decarcerate Your Mind! Also, Marlon is talking about his TED Talk, and he has some choice commentary about the 2nd Amendment. Marlon’s…
Marlon & Devon: Me&YOU
Jul 14, 2017 • 54 min
Marlon, the host of the podcast tells the story of his arrest, his rape, and his incarceration. This is the most emotionally taxing episode of the Decarcerated. WATCH Marlon’s TED Talk, “Am I not human? A call for criminal justice reform” here:…
Teaser: Marlon Peterson
Jul 13, 2017 • 0 min
Here’s a sneak peek of the next episode, where Devon Peterson interviews the host of Decarcerated, Marlon Peterson. That’s right! Marlon is sitting down with us and giving us an inside look into his relationship with his beloved nephew, Devon,…
Pt 2: Decarcerated: What Justice Looks Like (in-studio event)
Jul 7, 2017 • 42 min
This in-studio event was held on April 18, 2017 at BRIC Studios in Brooklyn, NY. Decarcerated: What Justice Looks Like features, Topeka Sam, Teresa A. Hodge, Andre Mitchell, Andrew Cory Greene, and Khalil Cumberbatch, for…
Pt 1: Decarcerated: What Justice Looks Like (in-studio event)
Jun 30, 2017 • 59 min
This in-studio event was held on April 18, 2017 at BRIC Studios in Brooklyn, NY. Decarcerated: What Justice Looks Like features, Topeka Sam, Teresa A. Hodge, Andre Mitchell, Andrew Cory Greene, and Khalil Cumberbatch, for…
Khalil Cumberbatch: Father. Advocate. Collaborator.
Jun 23, 2017 • 49 min
Khalil Cumberbatch is Leading with Conviction
Renata Hill: Raising Awareness for the LGBTQ Community
Jun 16, 2017 • 56 min
Renata Hill: Out in the Night
Andrea James
Jun 9, 2017 • 69 min
Fighting for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women
Hernan Carvente
May 26, 2017 • 73 min
Former Gang Member turned Feminist and Juvenile Justice Champion of Change
Reginald Dwayne Betts
May 19, 2017 • 64 min
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…
Vivian Nixon: A Journey from Drugs & Prison to Oprah & Michelle Obama
May 12, 2017 • 52 min
Feeding Faith
Cory Greene is Seeking Social Justice through Scholarship and Being Authentic to the Hood
May 5, 2017 • 83 min
How Our Lives Link Altogether
Eddy Zheng, Asian Pacific Islanders, & 21 Years in Prison
Apr 16, 2017 • 65 min
“Happy New Breath.” Eddy Zheng starts all his conversations with those words, and in this episode he will explain why. Eddy is a Asian Pacific Islander based in Oakland who spent 21-years in prison. His journey from China to San…
Glenn Martin is Closing Rikers Island
Apr 16, 2017 • 45 min
There is a plan to close New York City’s most infamous jail, Rikers Island, in 10 years, and Glenn E. Martin is a huge reason why. Glenn, a Brooklyn native with West Indian roots, is the founder and president of JustLeadership USA, which is…
Donna Hylton & Her Journey of 27 Years in Prison
Apr 16, 2017 • 58 min
Donna Hylton is my hero. Donna spent 27 years in prison, and since her release in 2012 she has become a leading human rights activist. She was a featured speaker at the Women’s MArch in Washington, DC, and will have a movie made about her…