Minister Makes Prison Reform his Mission

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Hans Hallundbaek helps ex-felons re-enter society while raising vital questions about the prison system.

HLN: Julio Medina Giving Back to Inmates at Sing Sing (VIDEO)

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How one ex-inmate is helping others have a second chance at life.

What Is Good?

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Goodness is a thing that we each have to define for ourselves and set out for with an open mind and a strong heart.

This Much I Know To Be True

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Despite the fact that manhood has become a third rail of modern society, I refuse to stop talking about it.

Why Our Boys Need The Good Men Project

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We need to love our boys so they learn the power of their own love as husbands, fathers and men.

What Is a Good Man?


With quotes from friends and famous folks alike, Tom Matlack finds that defining goodness is not science, it’s art.

Is it Time For a Woman President?

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Tom Matlack looks at the mess we’ve made of American politics and wonders if it isn’t time to step aside and elect a female president.

Shootings, Manhood and Tragedy

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Tom Matlack wonders what would make a teenage boy go into a school cafeteria and blow away three innocent kids he barely knew.

I’ve Been to Sing Sing. Have you?


Can inmates join the movement towards becoming good men?

#19: Sing Sing


“Why did he go back into the dungeon where he had experienced such suffering?”

MLK Day Question: Does Jim Crow Still Exist?


How do we try to explain “Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindnes”?

25 Years Up From Bottom

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Lili Bee interviews a violent offender just released from Sing Sing, and talks about remorse, learning to see consequences, restorative justice, and goodness.

Blood Spattered


An excerpt from The Good Men Project book: Julio Medina’s story.

Helping Ex-Convicts Reintegrate

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Good Men Project contributor Juilo Medina knows how hard it is for an ex-convict to get work. He was one.

Masking Our Powers


We are all flawed, but lurking within our humanity is heroism.

‘Can We Tell It Like It Really Happened?’: On Race and ‘The Scottsboro Boys’

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Facing protests, Broadway production “The Scottsboro Boys” will close this Sunday. Tom Matlack argues that the show was misunderstood.