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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.


The Brilliance of Michelle Jones: 20 Years in Prison

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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More information about  this episode of Decarcerated:


  • Teen Vogue, This Former Inmate Is Pursuing Her PhD After Serving 20 Years in Prison:


  • Journal of the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences, Magdalene Laundries: The First Prisons for Women in the


  • The Marshall Project, The Taxpayers and Michelle Jones

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