Marlon Peterson

Am I not human? A call for criminal justice reform

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For a crime he committed in his early twenties, the courts sentenced Marlon Peterson to 10 years in prison — and, as he says, a lifetime of irrelevance. While behind bars, Peterson found redemption through a penpal mentorship program with students from Brooklyn. In this brave talk, he reminds us why we should invest in the humanity of those people society would like to disregard and discard.

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Marlon Peterson · Human justice advocate

Marlon Peterson is a writer, youth development expert and human justice advocate.

Marlon Peterson is a writer, youth development expert and human justice advocate.