A Fifteen Year Old Trans Girl In A Men’s Prison? Are You Kidding Me? #RethinkMalloy


Tweet In what world is it okay to throw a fifteen year old girl in a men’s prison? Not one that I want to be apart of. – Al-Jazeera America is reporting on an especially disturbing story this week coming out of one of America’s northeastern liberal bastions, Connecticut.  A transgender teenager in Connecticut was […]

How Society is Endangering Itself: The Problems With Trying Juvenile Delinquents as Adults


It’s extremely foolish to ignore the psychological and social challenges that contribute to delinquency among juveniles. We must first recognize that young people are not criminals and shouldn’t be treated as such.

Watch: An Honest Breakdown of the Racist Origins and Outcomes of the ‘War on Drugs’


In this very honest, historically accurate, and informative video, Ethan Nadelmann, Executor Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, brilliantly explains the shockingly racist origins and outcomes of the failed “War on Drugs.”

Growing Number of States Moving Away from Juvenile Solitary Confinement

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Behold the landscape of juvenile solitary confinement, and how quickly it can change.

A Former Marine ‘Baked To Death’ in 100-Plus Degree Prison Cell

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After suffering either extreme dehydration or a heat stroke, a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate is said to have literally “baked to death” in his jail cell last month.

Can Federal Prison Reform Actually Happen?


Most of the major players seem to be on board. Will prison reform succeed where other big ideas have failed?

Private Prison Firm CEO Collected $22 Million In Compensation Between 2008 and 2012

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The CEO of a private prison firm known for inmate abuse and legal violations was named America’s highest paid “corrections officer.”

How Private Companies are Profiting from Threats to Jail the Poor

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Human Rights Watch finds that these firms are subject to scant monitoring by local governments and courts, free to impose fees and fines in amounts that are not regulated by any government entity.

Final Words Sutured Into Dead Men’s Mugshots


Check out the stunning visual story of death row prisoners’ last words.

Storming the American Bastille

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There is not a crisis of crime that fills our prisons; it is unjust conviction and sentencing. Can we re-envision the prison system?

We’re About to Make Twitter History and You’ll Want to Be Part of It

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Want more of The Good Men Project? Get ready for#GMPChat on Twitter!

Justice Department Aims to Cut Short Racially Biased Drug Sentences

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In December, President Obama used his presidential pardon power to shorten the discriminatory sentences of 8 drug offenders. On Thursday, the Justice Department said they want to commute a lot more.

What Americans Could Achieve if We Banded Together Like We Did to Deport Justin Bieber

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Too often we assume our politicians know or care what we care about. “We the People” have spoken. Can we get a redo?

Dreaming Beyond Prison Cell Walls


Spoon Jackson, an inmate without the possibility of parole, asks us to “Forgive for our own good, our own balance, our own love and light.”

Letter From an Old Prisoner

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Don’t surrender to the darkness of these places. Don’t surrender to the darkness of any place.

Virginia Federal Judge: Indefinite, Unreviewed Solitary Confinement is not OK

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Even those on death row cannot be held in solitary confinement without due process, a federal judge rules. This ruling could apply to many others who have spent more than a decade “in the hole.”