The Good Men Project Evangelist Conference Call covers the cultural narrative about prison, and why the discussion is so important.
I swear I’ll come up with original content one of these days… Did you know that in America state spending on corrections is growing six times faster than state spending on higher education? It’s true! Because when you look at America, one of the things you say is “dammit, we need more prisons and fewer colleges, that […]
Um. Does it occur to anyone else that civil commitment for sex offenders deemed likely to reoffend is… a bit of a civil rights infringement? You don’t get to indefinitely detain people! If someone is in prison for assault and is deemed likely to punch people in the face again, we don’t keep them in […]
Chavis Carter was shot in the head while his hands were cuffed behind him. His death has been ruled a suicide. Now, I’m not saying that it wasn’t a suicide. It could have been a suicide. It is theoretically possible that the police managed to miss a gun in his front pockets, despite that being a […]
This post is dedicated to Marvin Wilson, a severely mentally disabled man who has been executed in Texas. RIP. Dozens of men have apparently been locked up for something that is not a crime. Now, I’m not a lawyer. But it seems pretty simple to me that if something is not illegal, then people should […]
This article is super-important. I advise that everyone go read it. Literally, I have spent like fifteen minutes trying to come up with something to say about it that wasn’t mentioned in the article, and I’ve come up short. Excerpt: “Black men don’t go to therapy, they go to the barbershop.” I can’t count the […]
Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate of anywhere in the US, which means that it has the highest incarceration rate of anywhere in the world. (Exception: North Korea does not technically report its incarceration rate.) One out of every eighty-six Louisianans is currently in prison. A random Louisianan is five times more likely to be […]