Mike Fritz is a video journalist and producer for the PBS NewsHour.
The number of women behind bars has risen dramatically in the U.S. over the last four decades. Amna Nawaz and producer Lena Jackson examine why so many women in prison are survivors of domestic violence, and why the trauma left…
Returning to society after incarceration is challenging for anyone, but the difficulties only multiply for older Americans coming out of prison. Amna Nawaz reports on the many hurdles these individuals can face after decades behind bars. This report is part…
Michael Plummer, a Washington, D.C. man, works with at-risk youth to pass on the lessons he learned from more than two decades behind bars. William Brangham and producer Mike Fritz have been following Plummer's story for more than a year…
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Justice Department has released more than 30,000 non-violent inmates to home confinement to try to limit the virus' spread in prison. But, as John Yang reports for our ongoing "Searching for Justice"…
Hundreds of thousands in Southeast Louisiana are still facing a lack of power, water, and gasoline three days after Hurricane Ida struck the area. President Joe Biden is expected to visit Friday. Overall, more than a million are without power.
Residents along the Gulf Coast are struggling after Hurricane Ida, which left at least five people dead. Soaring temperatures added to the struggles of more than a million people in and surrounding New Orleans who lost power and have no…
Estimates show that over five million children in the U.S. have had an incarcerated parent. As the number of women in American prison soars, little is known about the impact on children they leave behind. Amna Nawaz went to Texas…
As the pandemic filled American hospitals and brought life to a near standstill in 2020, the longstanding opioids epidemic was only intensifying, essentially out of sight. As Amna Nawaz reports, the death toll from that epidemic, once centered on rural,…
Across the country, more than 60 colleges have closed or merged since 2016. The COVID-19 pandemic put further financial pressure on colleges and students alike. But one college in Unity, Maine is seeing record enrollment by offering students various learning…
Mahani Teave grew up on one of the most remote islands on Earth, but the 38-year-old pianist still found a way to bring her music to the world — and music education to Rapa Nui. Jeffrey Brown tells the story…
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