Criminal Justice Reform? There’s an App for That.


Criminal justice reform takes more than discussion and legislation. It takes courage, action, and maybe some new technology.

If You Could Stop Just One Person From Picking Up a Gun… Sing Sing Inmates Are Trying

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It’s not “Scared Straight” – it’s straight talk, man to man, about how you go from feeling the power of a gun to being the worst thing that ever happened to an innocent family.

The Doctor is in


The oldest man on the cell block is also a first timer who is learning how to be in the here and now.

The Rape Joke Everyone Tolerates

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Prison rape isn’t funnier than any other kind of rape. And men are not unstoppable rape machines. It’s time we stopped laughing.

The ‘Big House’ Isn’t Big Enough

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A former consumer of corrections services, John Nelson knows a thing or two about prison overcrowding—and the men who hope to find rehabilitation when they get there.

New Folsom Prison Diary: April

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Spoon Jackson’s view of the world from Folsom State Prison is framed by a 3″x3′ tall window.

Rosanne Cash Performs at Folsom State Prison

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Forty years after the late musician Johnny Cash performed “Folsom Blues” in the Folsom Prison Library, his daughter returns and meets GMP poet Spoon Jackson.

About My Sentence

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Spoon Jackson, who has served 34 years of a life sentence in prison, faces the reality of his fate.

Arts in Correction Documentary ‘At Night I Fly’ Premieres at MOMA

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GMP Poet Spoon Jackson is one of the subjects of Michel Wenzler’s complex portrait of prison life, in its US premiere at MOMA on February 20.

International Men’s Day 2012


Helping men and boys live longer, happier, healthier lives.