Kaleem Nazeem was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole at the age of seventeen and served twenty-eight years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. Despite being told he would die in prison by the State of Arkansas, Nazeem refused to let his spirit of freedom daunted or allow his mental or moral character to become arrested. He gave himself permission to develop into a healthy man who lives a principle-driven life. Nazeem was released from prison in 2018 by way of the United States Supreme Court decision in Miller vs. Alabama, which allowed for the re-sentencing of individuals sentenced to life as juveniles. Since his release, he has been advocating for fair sentences for juveniles, prison reform, and social justice for impoverished communities. Nazeem is an active member of ICAN (Incarcerated Children Advocacy Network), Arkansas Poor People's Campaign and decARcerate.

Kaleem Nazeem

Board Member