Marlon Peterson

Marlon Peterson

Marlon is the host of the Decarcerated Podcast and Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity. He is also the founder and chief re-imaginator of The Precedential Group, a social justice consulting firm, and a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Soros Justice Fellowship.

Ebony Magazine has named him one of America's 100 most influential and inspiring leaders in the Black community. He is also an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, and Fall 2016 TED Resident. His TED Talk, "Am I not human? a call for criminal justice reform," has over 1 million views.

Marlon's writings have appeared in Ebony, Gawker, The Nation, USA Today, NewsOne,The Crime Report, Black Press USA, Huff Post, The Root, Colorlines, and other online publications. He has contributed to Kiese Laymon's award winning novel, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America and Love Lives Here, Too by former New York Times columnist, Sheila Rule, and the upcoming anthology by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin, How to Fight White Supremacy.

Marlon lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is working on his first novel.