Listening and the Difference Caring Makes

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Where we come from sets our life path in motion for better or worse, but open ears that care can alter the destination.

“They Stereotype the Students”

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Stereotypes hit teens hard, especially in moments struggling to follow their heart.

There Aren’t Fathers Where I Am From

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Michaela Richards shows us how she finds support without fathers or friends where she comes from.

An Incarcerated Man on Rehabilitation

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Why are rehabilitation programs necessary within the prison system?

If You Wrote Someone Who is Incarcerated

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Understand Family and Friends (S.T.U.F.F.) helps students open up the difficult emotions when those they are close to are incarcerated.

Can the Current Prison System be Reformed?

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From inside the prison system, Spoon Jackson makes a blunt statement on prison reform.

Seeing Who I Am

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The Pain of the Prison System (POPS) helps creative kids find their voice and see who they are.

Kids Locked Up For Life

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18 and life to go. Life without parole sentencing for juveniles. AKA, no hope for reform.

What Must Change is the US Prison System?

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Spoon Jackson gives the insider opinion on the main areas for reform in the US prison system.

Upselling Prisons: Who Comes up With This S*it?

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A former inmate sizes up detention products

Teaching Kids to Open the Tap on Creativity

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Diving deep into the place we come from inspires the scenes for future creativity.

California Students Transform Through Art With POPS

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This school year The Good Men Project is teaming up with The Pain of The Prison System (POPS) to show how art can transform people.

We All Have a Capacity to Change

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Former juvenile prisoners found the capacity to change and now try to extend change into their community.

New York City Will Pay $10 Million to Settle Wrongful Conviction Case

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Revelations about the prosecution of Jabbar Collins, who served 15 years for a murder he did not commit, helped to bring down longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Smells Like Broken Teen Spirit

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Rikers Island’s culture of violence against teen prisoners makes broken teen spirit, and shows a deeper social ill.

Wormwood Scrubs Exposed: The Inside Story

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“No one knows what really goes on inside a prison unless they are invited through its iron doors.” Read Wormwood Scrubs.