"Marvin Mutch is a formerly incarcerated prison reform activist and co-founder of Brothers Keepers at San Quentin State Prison. Mr. Mutch served 41 years of an indeterminate 7-year to life sentence for a wrongful conviction suffered in 1975. In 1977 he formed 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. Marvin was freed in 2016 due 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.
After a lifetime of experience in this work, Marvin is now set to apply his deep understanding towards advancing the human rights of incarcerated people everywhere.
Marvin Mutch is currently Associate Director of the Humane Prison Hospice Project and Director of Advocacy at the Prisoner Reentry Network. "