"IT'S NOT WHERE YOU START THAT DEFINES YOU, YOU'RE DEFINED BY WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT" ~ MARLO
Marlo Speaking at S.C.C. (Prison in Jamestown, CA).
Marlo is the Author of the books, From Da Bottoms 2 Da Top, What U Meant For Evil, and Speak Despite Da Fear. Marlo is also the Number One System Impacted Motivational Speaker in the country. He is the host of I Used To Be A Criminal which is a talk show aired on You Tube that is geared around changing the negative stigma surrounding previously incarcerated individuals. He also voluntarily uses his voice to motivate, inspire and encourage the gentleman serving prison sentences at Sierra Conservation Center, San Quentin State Prison and Deuel Vocational Institution which is a prison located in Tracy Ca. He is also the ongoing keynote speaker and motivator to parolees at the Santa Clara Parole Department monthly P.A.C.T. Meetings.
Marlo has earned 5 associate degrees: Police Science, Corrections, Social & Behavioral Science, Liberal Arts and Sociology as well as 3 Certificates of Achievements. He went on to graduate with a Bachelors of the Arts Degree form Cal State East Bay University in 2021.
He has severed as the Chair and has served as Vice and Co-Chair of the Alameda County Advisory Board AB109: the duties and responsibilities of this board are to provide advice, make recommendations and provide a community perspective on the implementation and outcomes of the County’s Realignment plan to a committee of public officials comprising of the Chief Probation Officer, the Sheriff, District Attorney, Public Defender, Healthcare Director, a representative of the Courts and a local Police Chief. He has also sat as a Programming Committee Member and as a member of the Social Justice Committee which is part of the Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) at California State University, East Bay.