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48 EpisodesProduced by Marlon PetersonWebsite

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.


Eddy Zheng, Asian Pacific Islanders, & 21 Years in Prison

"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 Quentin to bouts with obtaining citizenship are documented in the critically-acclaimed documentary about his life, Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story. Eddy speaks about his being a 16-year old in California prisons, spending 11-months in solitary confinement,  his favorite hip hop song, and more. Eddy is a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, a apart of John Legend's Free America campaign, and was pardoned by California Governor Jerry Brown.  Eddy is going to blow your mind.  To find out about Eddy check out:

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