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Decarcerated

49 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.

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Leigh Owens: From Rikers Island to the Philly District Attorney's Office

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 District Attorney's Office, under Larry Krasner.

Before all of that, Leigh was incarcerated in New York City's infamous Rikers Island.In this ep Leigh talks about going from being a college student at Drexel University to getting caught with a gun and drugs. He also says "pot" instead of weed.

 

Check out Leigh's political and social analysis at the Huff Post: https://www.huffpost.com/author/leigh-owens

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Decarcerated is brought to you through the generous support of the Novo Foundation and the Weavers Fellowship.

 

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