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In and Out of the Boxing Ring, Two Men Confront Very Different Demons

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For Alvin Valentine, it was a chance to fight for something other than his life. For Adam Friedman, it was a chance to face down a monster that had tormented him since childhood—fear.

Two Lives, Changed by Murder, Linked by Forgiveness

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Two men, joined by murder and redemption, who are now working to keep other young men from making the same mistakes.

HLN: Julio Medina Giving Back to Inmates at Sing Sing (VIDEO)

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How one ex-inmate is helping others have a second chance at life.

The Hero in Each of Us

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There comes a moment when our very manhood is up for grabs.

What Is a Good Man?

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With quotes from friends and famous folks alike, Tom Matlack finds that defining goodness is not science, it’s art.

The Best of GMP’s Men’s Stories

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Some of our favorite stories and confessions by men, highlighting The Good Men Project’s original mission of creating a space for men to tell their stories and support one another.

Why Being a Good Man is Not a Feminist Issue

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In the end I think we all want the same thing: a new kind of macho in which men are allowed to express themselves as fully formed human beings who change diapers, are capable of intimacy, do meaningful work, and aspire to goodness in whatever way they define it.

These Are the Stories that Change Everything

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Lisa Hickey responds to an article in The Atlantic about ‘having it all’ and debates feminism and Tom Matlack along the way.

CNN asks, “Are Men Stupid?” … Actually, No.

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Why focus on the perceived stupidity of the few rather than the brilliance or courage or big-heartedness of the many?

I’ve Been to Sing Sing. Have you?

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Can inmates join the movement towards becoming good men?

The Caging of America

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Six million people are under correctional supervision in the U.S.—more than were in Stalin’s gulags. The question is why?

The New Macho

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What does it mean to be ‘assertively, self-consciously male’ now?

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MLK Day Question: Does Jim Crow Still Exist?

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How do we try to explain “Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindnes”?

Prison

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Prison: A special series. Links to all of our posts in this section.

Prison Is Our Mirror

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Tom Matlack wants drugs and prison to become a part of every American’s life. He’s not as crazy as you think.