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Hosted by Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree, Marlon Peterson, Decarcerated highlights the journeys of success of people who has spent time in prison. In America there are over 68 million people with a criminal conviction. Decarcerated will tell you their stories of success.

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Hosted by Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree, Marlon Peterson, Decarcerated highlights the journeys of success of people who has spent time in prison. In America there are over 68 million people with a criminal conviction. Decarcerated will tell you their stories of success.

    Huwe Burton: Exonerated After 30 Years

    Huwe Burton: Exonerated After 30 Years

    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.  

    • 51 min
    Pt 2: Denise Coleman: Advocating for Others After 38 Years in Prison

    Pt 2: Denise Coleman: Advocating for Others After 38 Years in Prison

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

    • 39 min
    Denise Coleman: Advocating for Others After 38 Years in Prison

    Denise Coleman: Advocating for Others After 38 Years in Prison

    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.

    • 40 min
    Melissa Harris-Perry & Marlon Peterson

    Melissa Harris-Perry & Marlon Peterson

    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.
    DEcarcerated links about this episode:
    Melissa Harris-Perry Square One Justice  
    Episode music:
    Sombra by  Zé Trigueiros
    MXGHTY by Lazer Falcon
    Faith’s Witness by Deal the Villain
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    Twitter: @decarceratedpod
    Instagram: decarceratedpodcast
     

    • 45 min
    Halim Flowers: Roaming Free After 22 Years

    Halim Flowers: Roaming Free After 22 Years

    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.
    To learn more about Halim checkout:
    "TGU Prison Scholar Released After 22 Years". The Hoya To purchase one of Halim's books visit here Unchained Media Collective Halim Flowers on Twitter: @TheRealHalim 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
    Follow DEcarcerated:
    T: @decarceratedpod
    IG: @decarceratedpod
    Email: decarcerated@beprecedential.com
     
     
     

    • 39 min
    Live at the 2019 Smart on Crime Innovations Conference

    Live at the 2019 Smart on Crime Innovations Conference

    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:
    Amanda Alexander, Executive Director & Founder of the Detroit Justice Center Topeka K. Sam, Hope House | The Topeka K. Sam Show on Sirius XM Carol Bogert, President of the The Marshall Project Halim Flowers, Echoing Green & Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow Jameila Meme Styles, MEASURE Austin Wesley Caines, Bronx Defenders Lawrence Bartley, The Marshall Project, Director, News Inside 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.
    Twitter: @Decarceratedpod   | Instagram:  DecarceratedPodcast
    Email us at: decarcerated@beprecedential.com
     

    • 55 min

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