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Why Bottling Up Emotions is Central to Masculinity

The strong, silent type has been a manly ideal for a long time, embodied by the likes of Clint Eastwood, James Bond, and John Wayne characters. Tough …

Men Have Feelings Too, They Just Express Them Differently

Women all over continually complain about how men do not show their emotions; however, when they finally do -- these women are in for a rude …

Why Do Men Struggle to Express Their Feelings?

Due to the way young boys are socialised in education and in society, their ability to deal with emotions has been systematically undermined from a …

Fed Up With Zero Tolerance In Schools, Advocates Push For Change

In 2010, De'angelo Rollins got into a fight with a bully at his new middle school in Bryan, Texas. His mother, Marjorie Rollins Holman, says her shy son reported the bullying, but the teacher didn't stop it.<p>Then it came to blows.<p>"The boy ended up hitting my son in the face first," Holman says. "My …

The US Prison System Is Broken Beyond Repair. What Can Replace It?

Want to improve conditions for those behind bars? Then don’t just call for a few changes, according to activist Isaac Ontiveros. What we need to do is get rid of the entire criminal justice system as we know it.<p><i>Illustration via Flickr user DonkeyHotey</i><p>Prisons are terrible, torturous places where …

Jerome Murdouch: AP reports that mentally ill homeless man "baked to death" in Rikers Island cell.

The Associated Press this afternoon brings us the rather dismaying story of Jerome Murdough, a mentally ill homeless man who, in the words of one …

How One State Could Break the Cycle of Incarceration

In the second part of its trenchant documentary on prisons in America, Frontline shows us a side of Louisville you won't see on Kentucky Derby Day.<p>It is Kentucky Derby week—the 140th Run for the Roses takes place this Saturday—and that means we'll all soon be seeing an endless parade of images …

Jackie Lacey says L.A. County should stop locking up so many people

You wouldn't expect the county's top prosecutor to step up to a microphone and say it's time to stop locking up so many people. But that's exactly what L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey did last week. She told the county Board of Supervisors that, in her opinion, 1,000 or more people with mental …

Shoveling a Path Out of Prison

If states want to dig themselves out from the difficulties of mass incarceration, they can begin by creating employment programs for newly released inmates.<p>In Boston this winter, jail inmates have been shoveling out fire hydrants, streets, and buried train lines in the face of historic snow. …

How Incarceration Infects a Community

Disease-based models help researchers understand how prison-admission rates are linked to the health of a neighborhood.<p>“I know a lot of people that’s been in jail. My dad, my uncle ... well, all my uncles. My cousins. But I’m my own person.” Fifteen-year-old Christel is one of several individuals …

Here’s Why America Should Be Very Ashamed Of Its ‘Justice’ System But Very Proud Of Its Comedians

Change Of Habit: How Seattle Cops Fought An Addiction To Locking Up Drug Users

Jeremy Bradford and a friend were walking through downtown Seattle one summer night in 2011, looking for a place where they could share the contents of the baggie in Bradford’s pocket, when they ran into a man who told them about a spot under the freeway. A narrow trail led through a thicket of …

Movement to End Solitary Confinement Gains Force

In the small, dark world of solitary confinement, an inmate's basic needs can go neglected for months — and many are starting to wonder for what purpose.<p>For Jan Green, 52, who spent eight months sleeping on a thin mat on the floor of a New Mexico jail cell about 7 feet wide and 7 feet long, being …

U.S. Prisons Are a Mess. Congress May Actually Do Something About It.

Pris­ons in the United States are something of a dis­aster — both in terms of justice and the budget.<p>Some back­ground:<p>Roughly 1,000 Cali­for­nia …

Help Stop Overcriminalization

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Why Prison Reform Is Good for All of Us

Suggest that the way to end recidivism is to reform the prison system, and you might be accused of caring more about criminals than the crimes they commit.<p>It's happened to me. Often when I write or give a talk about my work with minors in adult prison, I describe the deplorable conditions in which …

Obama administration challenges the money bail system: Can people be kept in jail just because they are poor?

President Obama's civil rights lawyers are seeking a potentially far-reaching ruling to hold that the Constitution forbids the common practice of keeping people in jail prior to a trial, even for minor offenses, just because they are too poor to pay for bail.<p>Every day, about 450,000 people are held …

I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System

A former prosecutor fights the law and lets it win.<p>Ten years ago, when I started my career as an assistant district attorney in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, I viewed the American criminal justice system as a vital institution that protected society from dangerous people. I once prosecuted a …

Man Says He Has Proof Aliens Have Visited U.S.

Man Says He Has Proof Aliens Have Visited U.S.<p>BY TERRY KINNEY<br>Associated Press Writer<p>FAIRFIELD, Ohio - Charles Wilhelm, who has devoted most of his …

Do aliens exist? Most compelling evidence of alien existence

Top 10 Proof Of Aliens Visiting Earth | Proof Of Aliens Life

A huge point of debate that has been ongoing amongst mainstream scientists and believers of the ancient astronaut theory is that whether there aliens …

Ten Alien Encounters Debunked

Photo Credit: SPACE.com<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>As a longtime investigator of unusual phenomena, I have no doubt that UFOs exist. UFOs, are, of course, …

Do UFO’s and Aliens Exist? 20 Reasons to be Skeptical

UFOs exist – that much we should all be willing to concede.<p>But let’s quickly clarify that UFOs are very likely <b>not</b> aliens from outer space. They are …

UFO Skeptics

<b>Skeptical Arguments & Articles</b><p>The Black Box Approach to UFO Perceptions<br>by James E. Oberg<p>Discussion on Bruce Maccabee's paper, "UFOs: FANTASY OR …

UFO's and Extraterrestrial Aliens - Why Earth Has Never Been Visited

UFO's and Extraterrestrial Aliens: Why Earth Has Never Been Visited<p>Introduction<p>Have alien intelligences from other parts of the universe visited the …