The Latest: April 2014

Criminal Justice
Who’s Locked Up in America

Not all of the 2.3 million people incarcerated in the U.S. are there for violent crimes. Meet four individuals, featured in tonight's "Prison State," who are rotating between custody and freedom. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
In Latest Reform, Kentucky Softens Approach to Juvenile Offenders

The governor today plans to sign into law a package of reforms to the state's juvenile justice program on Friday, the latest step in Kentucky's effort to overhaul its criminal justice system. (read more »)

“Outlawed in Pakistan” Wins Overseas Press Club Award

The May 2013 film explores the complicated rape case of Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
DOJ Offers New Clemency Program for Drug Offenders

The plan means early release for hundreds serving long sentences for minor crimes. It's also a shift for Obama, who's approved fewer clemency applications than any president in modern history. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
How Much Time U.S. Prisoners Spend in Solitary

The U.N. says anything longer than 15 days is abusive. Most stays start at 30 days, but one Louisiana man has spent 42 years so far. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
What Happens in Solitary When Guards Aren’t Looking

Inmates aren't supposed to be able to pass contraband to one another in solitary confinement. But they've found a way. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
The Disturbing Sounds of Solitary Confinement

Friday night at the Maine state prison's segregation unit is anything but quiet. (read more »)

5 Takeaways From the U.N. Climate Change Report

In the push to curb global climate change, 2015 could be a make or break year. (read more »)

FRONTLINE Featured in Tow Center “Video Now” Report

Does online video need to be short and funny to be successful? That’s the conventional wisdom — but at FRONTLINE, we’re finding engaged and growing digital audiences for long form video journalism. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
Shake-Up Inside Forensic Credentialing Organization

ACFEI, which FRONTLINE reported on in "The Real CSI," has quietly put its accounting division up for sale, prompting the mass resignation of an advisory board. (read more »)

Remembering Peter Matthiessen

The death last week of Peter Matthiessen reminded us poignantly of the film he had done with us in 1989. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Can Steven Cohen Move On From SAC’s Insider Trading Past?

A judge has approved a guilty plea from SAC Capital Advisors for insider trading, but a civil case now awaits the firm's billionaire founder, Steven A. Cohen. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
Feds to Reconsider Harsh Prison Terms for Drug Offenders

The federal prison population has grown by nearly 800 percent in the past 30 years, spurred in part by the increasing use of tougher sentences applied to nonviolent drug crimes. Now there's a growing movement to scale it back. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Is SEC “Fearful” of Wall Street? Agency Insider Says Yes

An SEC trial attorney used a recent retirement speech to criticize the agency for being too "tentative and fearful" in confronting Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Pioneer Behind Credit Derivatives is Leaving JPMorgan

Blythe Masters, who helped develop one of the most notorious financial instruments of the 2008 financial crisis, has announced plans to leave JPMorgan Chase. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits On Campaign Spending

The ruling, which strikes down certain limits on individual campaign contributions, all but ensures a greater role for wealthy donors in American politics. (read more »)

FRONTLINE Wins Peabody Award for “League of Denial”

FRONTLINE’s investigation of the NFL’s concussion crisis wins a prestigious honor. (read more »)

Coming in April on FRONTLINE

This April, FRONTLINE presents two raw, explosive films that explore America’s fixation on incarceration. (read more »)

Social Issues
Feds to Look Harder at Cell Carriers When Tower Climbers Die

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will systematically track who subcontractors were working for when accidents occur on cell tower sites. (read more »)



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