Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6) 

Cedric Lamonte Dean- Platform Summary
Life Story in Brief

In 1985, 13 year old Cedric Lamonte Dean established himself as a gangster in Charlotte, N.C. to earn money, power, and respect. As a teenage thug, Dean, or "Mean Dean" as he was known during the 80s and 90s, demanded ultimate respect on the streets. In turn, he has spent much of his life inside of maximum security State and Federal prisons. In 1996, just 22 years old, he was sentenced to Life plus 5 years for his involvement in a Federal Drug Conspiracy. Today, he has fully accepted responsibility for willingly terrorizing American neighborhoods and communities, and the sentencing judge's mission is accomplished: Cedric Dean is the most remorseful and reformed prisoner on the planet.

There has been plenty of prisoner activist: Stanley "Tookie" Williams most notably - whom inspired Dean. But there is only one Cedric Dean and one SAVE (Safeguard Atone Validate Educate). The interest in both reached an apex in January 2012 when the acclaimed social reform advocate joined with other prominent activists nationwide to launch Save a Child Month. Dean will proudly continue to combat juvenile delinquency to rid the world of genocidal levels of violence that is still endemic in many urban communities. His Safeguard Atone Validate Educate campaign is also spearheading an effective International Community-Based Crime/Drug/Violence Prevention initiative that is showing promise in hostile zones, and it has committed more than 5000 hours to reforming prisoners. 

Publication Credits

  • Wrote twelve highly acclaimed anti-crime, anti-violence, anti-drug and anti-violence books for parents, guardians, caregivers and children. (Cedric Dean's New Life Curriculum, a series of nine books)
  • Wrote "How to Stop Your Children from Going to Prison" "How to Save Our Children from Crime, Drugs and Violence" and "How to Stop the Killing" for community leaders, law enforcement, clergy, educators and parents.
  • Wrote the "Cedric Dean Protocol for Saving America's Children," which provides step-by-step instructions for how to revitalize distressed communities.

Media Experience

  • Provided live and pre-recorded radio interviews via the telephone by calling stations from federal prison.
  • Provided anti-violence and anti-crime PSAs (Public Service Announcements) via worldwide channels.
  • Provided pre-recorded audio and video to very high-risk youth.
  • Wrote freelance articles that have been featured in various newspapers, most notably The Charlotte Observer, The Miami Herald and Orlando Sentinel.
  • Have been featured in blogs, newspapers, magazines, and television.

Professional Experience




Motivational Speaker


5 Facts About Cedric Dean:

  1. He was reared by a single mom in Charlotte, N.C.
  2. He was expelled from High School in 1987
  3. He founded Safeguard Atone Validate Educate (SAVE) in 2009, and Legions of Victims Empowerment (LOVE) in 2012.
  4. He was awarded a 2011 Call-To-Service Award and a 2011 Civil Service Award by the Federal Bureau of Prisons
  5. He was born June 14, 1972

Cedric Dean Personal Mission Statement 

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