On Staying Alive Despite Being Black

LeRon Barton on “The Talk”, and the sobering idea that murdering a black man is almost legal.

Astounded by the Lack of Compassion for Men in Prison: Inside the Conversation at The Good Men Project

The Good Men Project Evangelist Conference Call covers the cultural narrative about prison, and why the discussion is so important.

How Does the USA Lead the World?

Build more schools, less prisons! Oops, that’s not what’s going on.

But Who’s the Animal That Built This Prison?

A small collection of GMP’s articles on the American criminal justice system.

Men Feed the Machine that is the Prison Industrial Complex

We need to rethink the way we deal with crime, because throwing all these men in prisons to languish isn’t solving anything.

So Much For The Whole “Land of the Free” Thing.

US incarceration rates compared to the rest of the world.

Is Indefinite Solitary Confinement Torture? (Video)

Incarcerated peoples in CA organize massive hunger strike to protest the conditions of long-term solitary confinement.

The ‘Big House’ Isn’t Big Enough

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.

Locked Up Loved One? There’s an App for That.

Flikshop seeks to make it easier to communicate with those incarcerated.

Words of Hope

Offer a message of comfort to prison rape survivors this holiday season.

Prison-Industrial Complex News

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 […]

Private Prison for Virginia Civilly Committed Sex Offenders

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’s Death Ruled Suicide

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 […]

What Is The Prison-Industrial Complex?

It’s America’s biggest issue that nobody quite wants to talk about. Ozy Frantz unpacks the structure of getting paid to keep a lock on freedom.

Locked Up But Innocent

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 […]

The Criminalization of Mental Illness in Black America

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 […]