Marvin Mutch

POLICY consultant

Marvin Mutch, is a formerly incarcerated prison reform activist and co-founder of the Men’s Advisory Council, a prisoner advocacy group first established inside San Quentin to represent the collective needs and grievances of California’s prisoners across the state. Mr. Mutch served 41 years of an indeterminate 7-year to life sentence for a wrongful conviction suffered in 1975. He was freed in 2016 due wholly to the tireless efforts of Professor Heidi Rummel of the USC Post Conviction Justice Project, Professor Emerita Susan Rutberg from the Golden Gate University Innocence Project, and Attorney Michael Snedeker of Snedeker & Short.

Now after a lifetime of experience in this work, Marvin is seeking a position in the criminal justice space in California that will allow him to continue to advocate for underserved populations and correct the traumatic physical and psychological violence associated with mass incarceration and the unfair application of law in both California and the nation.