I have sometimes imagined that because of my time in prison I can understand what it is like to be black in the United States. I lived for nearly 25 years under conditions of control, viewed with suspicion and presumed dangerous.
“They have been shackling kids who have no violent past. It’s a horrible thing. A lot of these kids are nonviolent offenders. We don’t want to send them down the wrong path by shackling somebody who doesn’t need to be shackled,” Continue Reading →
Are there those for whom redemption is impossible? I have known a lot of men who committed terrible deeds, and it seemed to me that every one of them had the potential to change, if they chose to and if they were properly supported. Continue Reading →
Have questions about evidenced-based practices? Watch JJIE's live group video chat from August 18 with Jeffrey Butts of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY and Cynthia Lum of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. Continue Reading →
Sex offenders are people, too. You probably won’t see that on bumper stickers soon, but it is the sentiment I try to convey when explaining my views of how our society should respond to sexual offenses committed by children. Continue Reading →