The Incarcerated Nation National Council-Members Work to Support Those Incarcerated , Previously Incarcerated & Their Families,  Educate The Public Through Unique  Educational  Events, & Facilitate Classes Exclusively to The Student Alliance Who Train Tutors to Bring Education inside Correctional Facilities & Post Incarceration Education.

Returning Citizens

Over 500,000 Men Women and Children are Released Back into Society Each Year, Often Disenfranchised From the Vital Resources They Need To Survive. These Citizens Who Return From Incarceration Need Support , Assistance, Housing , Restoration of Voting rights, Social Services And Much More to Successfully Maintain Themselves & their Family. 

Herman Wallace Was Born In The 12th Ward, New Orleans LA on October 13th 1941

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Herman Wallace

Take The Call From Herman Wallace
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Incarcerated Nation National CouncilMembers

“Emotions That Interfere With The Work Are Not Allowed Has and Always Will Be The Only Rule of Doing This Work”  Joseph “Jazz” Hayden


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I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept . -- Angela Davis


Joseph “Jazz” Hayden is a Historian & Nationally Recognized Human Rights Defender Who Is Famed for His In-Prison Legislative Forums & Founding of the community Cop Watch Platform. Founder of all things Harlem & various non-profits Organizations that Work Against the War on Drugs & Mass-Incarceration.

Larry white

Larry “Luqmon” White ,During his time incarcerated & post incarceration has created change to the lives of those inside, forming lifers groups and the original think tank that led to non traditional approach of incarceration. founding numerous projects &  laws to change the conditions of confinement for people incarcerated


Mr.Five Mualimm-ak Since his return to society,has has worked to end state funded torture, founding many state wide projects that serve those directly impacted by mass incarceration .Five is on the board of the nations largest student group The Student Alliance for Prison Reform & many student group project that serve the growing movement of human rights defence. five sits on many Boards providing guidance to the movement against mass incarceration & groups dedicated to the support of those impacted & works with the United Nations Anti torture initiative  & the US Human Rights Network , NRCAT  iahr  & the ACLU as a Human Rights Defender

 As a teenager, Ismael Nazario was sent to New York’s Rikers Island jail, where he spent 300 days in solitary confinement — all before he was ever convicted of a crime. Now as a Human Rights Advocate he works to change the culture of American jails and prisons, where young people are frequently subjected to violence beyond imagination. Nazario tells his chilling story and suggests ways to help, rather than harm, teens in jail. He works to support those incarcerated , post incarcerated & their families & travels nationally as a National Councilmember of the incarcerated nation corp. a collective of leaders that ismael & five mualimmak started inside of the prison system supporting those that follow after their release.

National Advisory Board Member Albert WoodFox

Albert Woodfox is a Human Rights Defender that has survived more then 40 years of solitary confinement & continues to work for the  preservation of Human Rights

Spiritual Thought Leader/Author/Speaker/Artist/ Activist
Her personal experience led her to develop a true path to rehabilitation based on a foundation of spiritual, mental/physical health, and education focus. She plans to first bring this to the formally incarcerated population as a tool for re-entry, a nation-wide prison program to truly heal and not punish and finally the public school system to end the school to prison pipeline this country has perpetuated through mass incarceration.

Robert King left Angola Prison after 29 years in Solitary Confinement & has remained a leader in the human rights defense against solitary confinement and has brought international attention to these atrocities in america that violate the constitutional rights against cruel & unusual punishment . Robert King remains a Human Rights Defender

A National Collective of Post Incarceration Leaders Collectively Working To End Mass Incarceration . Council-Members are Visible Voices For The Voiceless, Creating Educational Projects , Media Consultation & Supporting Those Incarcerated , Previously Incarcerated & Their Families. INC Supports Post Incarceration Leaders & their Projects That Serve Those Directly Impacted as A Peoples Network
Tyrrell Muhammad

Mr. Tyrrell Muhammad

Mr. Tyrrell Muhammad 
Lead Organizer N.Y.C.A.I.C
Prison Visiting Project / Correctional Association 
Lead Organizer  /Jails Action Coalition 

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Dolores Canales

Dolores Canales

Mother / Advocate  / Leader
She is the 2013 recipient of the Legal Services for Prisoners with Children “Family Unity Award,” and has received several commendations from area legislators for her gang intervention and family unity work.she is a leader & organizer with All of us or None in the bay area of California

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Khalil A Cumberbatch

Manager of Training’s     JustLeaderdshipUSA

Founder of   Kinetic Solutions
Khalil A. Cumberbatch is a formerly incarcerated advocate for social justice movements within the NYC area.

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Kinetic Solutions

Victor Pate

Lead Organizer

New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (NYCAIC)

Victor Pate is a leader, organizer & National Council Member for years in the movement against mass incarceration. victor has represented many INC organizations & local successful  legislative bills that are now laws


Donna Hylton

Speaker | Advocate | Thought Leader .

Donna Hylton is a women’s rights activist, criminal justice reform advocate and accomplished public speaker.  She helps women who have experienced traumatic events in to overcome their past traumas and transform their lives.

Critical Resistance

“Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages.”
Prof. Angela Davis

One of the many movements inspired by Angela Davis is Critical Resistance. (CR) is a national grassroots organization building a movement to abolish the prison industrial complex (PIC).

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National Advisory Think Tank

Chi-Ali Griffith

Artist / Actor / Activist
Chi Ali is a Human Rights Advocate that works to end juvenile injustice , utilizing his talent to raise the attention to the youth incarcerated he has created a #CallingALLVoices platform that will allow other artists & actors to bring attention to mass incarceration & injustice nationally with Fusion Univision & Root


Glenn E Martin

Founder: JustleadershipUSA

A leader of leaders founding justleadershipUSA and numerous organizations that have paved the way for the human rights of those most marginalized in america today , the human rights leader glenn martin continues to change life for millions of american citizens & internationally known for his work against mass incarceration


Piper Kerman

Piper works with nonprofits, philanthropies, and other organizations working in the public interest and serves on the board of directors of the Women’s Prison Association and the advisory boards of InsideOUT Writers and JustLeadershipUSA. She has been called as a witness by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights to testify on solitary confinement and women prisoners, and by the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs and Homeland Security Committee to testify about the federal Bureau of Prisons. Piper has spoken at the White House on re-entry and employment to help honor Champions of Change in the field, as well as the importance of arts in prisons and the unique conditions for women in the criminal justice system.  In 2014 she was awarded the Justice Trailblazer Award from John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime & Justice and the Constitutional Commentary Award from The Constitution Project; the Equal Justice Initiative recognized Piper as a Champion of Justice in 2015.

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Mujahid Farid

Mujahid Farid, a 2013 Soros Justice Fellow who was incarcerated for 33 years in New York before his release in 2011, RAPP focuses on aging people in prison, many of whom are long-termers convicted of serious crimes,these human beings have transformed their lives and developed skills and abilities they lacked before incarceration.

American hiker Sarah Shourd, poses for a photo at AFP offices May 4, 2011, in Washington, DC. Shourd, one of three US hikers arrested by Iran in 2009 on espionage charges, told AFP Wednesday she would not return to Tehran for a trial next week with her fiance and a friend. Shourd, freed on bail last September after 14 months imprisonment following international pressure, said she had been diagnosed with severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder from solitary confinment and that her return to Iran could exacerbate the problems. She had been due to return for trial set for May 11 with her fiance Shane Bauer and their friend Josh Fattal, who remain imprisoned in Iran.           AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sarah Shourd

Sarah Shourd is an author, prisoner rights advocate, Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch, and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley—currently based in Oakland, California. Sarah was held as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009-2010 held incommunicado in solitary confinement for 410 days before being released, without a trial or any evidence shown against her, by President Ahmadinejad on “compassionate grounds,” a move designed to ease international pressure against the Iranian government.

National Advisory Board Member Albert WoodFox

Albert Woodfox

“We Have To Raise The Level of Human Rights For All People Directly Impacted & Still Incarcerated. This is a Fight For Human Rights , The Angola 3 Is Platform That Represents The Peoples Determination for Justice & Basic Human Rights ” -Albert Woodfox A3

Raymond Santana

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On December 19, 2002, on the recommendation of the Manhattan District Attorney, the convictions of the five men were overturned. Raymond Santana spent five years in prison for a crime he did not commit. ever since his return he has helped thousands of youth nationally know their rights and works to change the super predator laws that were created using his case & profile now in use in over 41 states as well as establishing new laws that prevent kids from being taped illegally 


Colby Thompson

Colby is working on her first book, “Do As I Say, Not As I Did (Learning To Take Our Own Advice) and creating a program to teach empowerment to those who have been imprisoned by any situation in their lives. Her personal experience led her to develop a true path to rehabilitation based on a foundation of spiritual, mental/physical health, and education focus. She plans to first bring this to the formally incarcerated population as a tool for re-entry, a nation-wide prison program to truly heal and not punish and finally the public school system to end the school to prison pipeline this country has perpetuated through mass incarceration.

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Shabaka Shakur

Shabaka Shakur is an exonoree who served 27 and 1/2 years in the New York State maximum security prison system for a double homicide he did not commit. During that time Shabaka was able to obtain a college degree and took legal classes to better understand the law, after numerous years of litigating on his own behalf, was able to re-open his case for review. With the assistance of renowned attorneys, Ronald L. Kuby and Leah Busby, Shabaka’s case was overturned and the charges dismissed and in 2015 Shabaka Shakur was finally freed


Mr. Five Mualimm-ak

Since his return to society Five Has worked to end Torture & raise the level of Human Rights For Humans directly impacted by incarceration and creates projects that provide serve those incarcerated , previously incarcerated and their families  Five sits on many National boards & works with the anti-torture initiative of the united nations , opcat , NRCAT  , T’ruah  & the ACLU . Five is a lead founder of the Student Alliance for Prison Reform the Nations Largest Student group against mass incarceration providing solutions today. while operating INC providing Post incarceration redirection to returning citizens .

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Steven Mangual

Steven Manguel

On The Count Radio Broadcaster
National Council-Member That Teaches inside Correctional Facilities in NYS


Evie Litwok

Human Rights Advocate / Leader / Speaker

I am a formerly incarcerated woman dedicated to memorializing America’s 40 year history of mass incarceration.

Gaberial Rivera

Political Prisoner / Speaker / Human Rights Defender

post incarceration Mr. Torres Rivera has helped thousands of New Yorker’s return safely back into society with the community service society reentry round table

Professor Kirk James

Prof. Kirk A James

Mass Incarceration and the intersection of race, class, power, privilege, immigration and critical pedagogy; Trauma and healing modalities for impacted people; Human rights and social justice frameworks

Dr.Kirk Anthony James
is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Published Author / Writer

The Freedom Food Alliance

Founded by Political Prisoner Herman Bell , the Freedom Food Alliance / Victory Bus Project Serve Those Directly Impacted

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Jeffrey Deskovic

  Jeffrey Deskovic’s own wrongful conviction at the age of 17 was the beginning  of The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation For Justice The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation is committed to fighting wrongful conviction through: raising awareness; seeking legislative changes; exonerating the wrongfully convicted; helping exonerees reintegrate.


Mysonne Linen

Mysonne is a Father, Leader, brother to many , hip-hop artist , actor , activist that speaks from direct experience using his talent to raise attention to mass incarceration


Izmael Bonano

Ismael returned to society in 2016 & joined the Incarcerated Nation National Council founding a reentry component to the Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) program , Making it possible to create a community of recently released individuals through collaborative theatre-making in search of reentry, rehabilitation, and renewal in New York City


Mr. Marcel Neil

Marcel Neil Since his return to society has worked to end the torture of solitary confinement marcel now operates  R.E.D  a youth initiative that mentors young disenfranchised youth to be educated by ivy league professors & trains them for legislative positions and personal business ventures. 





Who better to effectively advocate for gun control laws than someone who served a 10-year bid for his role in a gun-related crime? As founder of the Precedential Group, a social justice consulting firm, Peterson has devoted his life to helping to keep communities of color, such as the Brooklyn neighborhood he grew up in, safe. The 2015 Soros Justice Fellowship recipient is also a writer, public speaker and workshop facilitator who lectures at colleges, universities and community forums.


Chris Barrett

After Returning from a federal sentence Chris continues to be a example of dedication to family still behind those many prison walls. creating a food distribution business for those directly impacted by those directly impacted. chris has bridged a platform of hip hop artists and the work of criminal justice co founding the incarcerated nation corp along side a collective of leaders for human rights

Ismael Nazario

Ismael Nazario is a Founding member of INC that began behind the walls of State Correctional Facilities

As a teenager, Ismael Nazario was sent to New York’s Rikers Island jail, where he spent 300 days in solitary confinement — all before he was ever convicted of a crime. Now as a prison reform advocate he works to change the culture of American jails and prisons, where young people are frequently subjected to violence beyond imagination. Nazario tells his chilling story and suggests ways to help, rather than harm, teens in jail.Ismael now works to create educational projects to expand the human rights of those post incarceration in america