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‘The Godfather’ Trilogy Chronicles a Good Man’s Descent into Darkness

Movies reflect the changing roles of men in the 21st century. Here is what our community says about a classic one.

‘Captive’ How One Woman and a Dangerous Man Helped Each Other

A film that shows god loves to work in mysterious ways that don’t always make sense at the time There are a good amount of films these days that deal have a religious tone to them. A memorable one was The Passion of the Christ but this film is nothing like that. Captive tells the true […]

‘Black Mass’ A Film about a Modern Day Monster

The true story of Whitey Bulger and how he became one of the most notorious gangsters in America Johnny Depp has played a lot of roles in his long career. He has been good characters and some seriously twisted ones. He has played a pirate, a misunderstood guy with scissors for his hands, a killer barber and […]

OPE™: Transforming Prisons Into Learning Institutions?

“The prison industrial complex is making money . . . millions. But, what if prisons were transformed into learning institutions? What if there were teachers in these institutions instead of prison guards?”

Survivors of Violent Crime Speak Out About Our Broken Justice System

Some crime victims think the most important thing in the justice system is long, harsh prison terms.

Men Drinking, Boys Tormenting, Dogs Barking

Elvis Alves reflects on darker aspects of human nature in this ekphrastic (based on a piece of visual art) poem.

Under the Microscope: Beliefs and Skewed Views of Immigrants and Crime Rates

Brittni Brown feels the negative association with immigrants and beliefs of many US citizens in relation to crime rates aren’t founded on solidarity.

The Death Penalty in SE Asia

Is there a trend towards abolition?

TwitterChat Rewind: Connecting with Men Returning from Incarceration

In case you missed our #GoodMenChat TwitterChat on Connecting with Men Returning from Incarceration, we have your recap right here.