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+Minister Caliph Muab'EL

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Minister Caliph Muab’El was the youngest child in the State of Wisconsin to go directly to an
adult prison at the age of 15. He spent 15 years of his life in prison, including 10 years in
solitary confinement. Inspired by the direct impact of his experience, his career has been
largely focused on mass-incarceration, the school-to-prison pipeline, police involved
injustice, racial inequality, and violence prevention.
Minister Muab-El has accomplished innumerable successes since his release. Minister
Muab El is an astounding motivational speaker: he has given countless seminars,
lectures and speeches all over the country on the issues of mass incarceration, racial
justice, school-to-prison pipeline, police involved injustice and racial inequality.
Minister Muab-El is a nationally trained and certified community organizer through
Gamaliel, Just Leadership U.S.A., and All of Us or None National. He is a federally
trained and certified Peer Specialist; he is also trained in peer support by the State of
Wisconsin, an initiative that Minister Muab-El helped lobby the state to include. Minister
Muab’El is a licensed paralegal; he attended Blackstone College,Murray State University,
and Madison Media Institute. He is also a licensed and certified spiritual teacher of many
While incarcerated, Minister Muab-El essentially turned his cell into a classroom. He has
worked tirelessly to give back and recapture his once caged voice. In doing so, he has
accomplished a long list of amazing things in a short period of time. He has been featured
on the cover of The Isthmus Magazine, Madison 365, Middleton Times Newspaper, among
others; he has also been the subject of many magazines, newspaper articles, television and
talk shows. Minister Muab’El was a spotlight guest on Wisconsin Eye, For The Record, PBS,
WitnessLA, The New York Times, and countless others. Muab- El was also a DJ and talk
show host at Wort Radio 89.9 FM radio for five years on a show entitled “Life Music”,
liberating the voice of the voiceless, or the directly impacted. Minister Muab-El has also
been the subject of dissertations for three scholars of different fields. In 2016, Minister
Muab’El was honored by the Milwaukee Bucks and Madison 365 as one of the top 48 Most
Influential African Americans in the State of Wisconsin.
Minister Muab-El is focused on uplifting his community. He helped start and build over 30
organizations, businesses and nonprofits. Minister Muab-El has worked with over 2,400
youth in his career as a mentor, and has served over 2,000 men and women reentering
society. Minister Muab-El served as a courtroom advocate and legal advisor to public
defenders and retained counsel for his clients with a 95% success rating in keeping his
clients in the community to become positive and productive citizens after involvement with
the legal system.
Minister Muab-El is also a member of EXPO (Ex-Prisoners Organizing). In 2016, Minster
Muab-El helped launch a new initiative called the F.I.C. (Focused Interruption Coalition).
This coalition has succeeded in getting the support of 11 Alders along with the mayor who
pledged 3 million dollars to support the coalition’s 15-Point Plan.
Currently, Minister Muab-El is the President of All of Us or None Wisconsin, a grassroots
effort geared towards decarcerating Wisconsin, dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline
and ending police involved injustice. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of
both Breaking Barriers Mentoring Inc., and KCOR (Kenosha Coalition Organizing
Resolution), a violence prevention initiative. He is also one of the lead organizers of
Circles of Support and Support and Leadership Circles in Milwaukee, reentry circles
providing a safe place for returnees wishing to successfully reintegrate back into the
community with established lines of support from both the broader community and peers
who’ve already made that successful transition.


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