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Leyva, Martin. Interview, 2022-10-27

Identifier: SC027-19

Scope and Contents

Martin Leyva is the program coordinator for Project Rebound at California State University San Marcos, an on-campus support system for formerly incarcerated students which assists in their efforts to succeed in school and beyond. In the interview Leyva also discusses a similar program - the Transitions Program at Palomar and MiraCosta, colleges, and talks about his experience as a formerly incarcerated person and how his experience re-integrating into society and academia prompted his interest in Project Rebound, dismantling patriarchy, and supporting other members of the formerly incarcerated community.

Leyva also discusses his experience with incarceration and post-incarceration life, especially in regards to prison employment and the prison-industrial complex, barriers experienced by prisoners upon release, and the mentorship that Leyva received from members of his fellow incarcerated community.


  • 2022-10-27


Language of Materials

Interview in English. Contains a few Spanish words/phrases.

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From the Collection: 29 Cassettes