Sarah Childress

Series Senior Editor

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Alonza Thomas didn't start out as a stickup kid.
December 17, 2014
Why States Are Changing Course on Juvenile Crime
In the last six or seven years, states have begun to consider new approaches to juvenile offenders, backed by research showing that incarceration actually increases the chances a young person will commit another crime.
December 17, 2014
FRONTLINE Expands Investigative Reporting Capacity with New Hires
The Enterprise Journalism Group, funded by the Ford Foundation, includes two producers who previously worked at CBS’s "60 Minutes" and a former "Wall Street Journal" reporter.
December 10, 2014
The CIA Torture Report: What You Need To Know
The CIA's use of enhanced interrogation practices was worse and more widespread than the CIA admitted, according to a Senate investigation. Also: it didn't work.
December 9, 2014
Will Congress Gut Law to Eliminate Prison Rape?
Some senators want to eliminate penalties for states who won't comply. It's the latest setback for a decade-old law intended to curb what the UN says is a "widespread" problem in U.S. prisons and jails.
December 3, 2014
Obama's Immigration Plan Includes End to "Secure Communities"
The policy shift comes as an increasing number of cities and counties have already refused to cooperate with federal immigration authorities on the controversial program.
November 21, 2014
Podcast: What’s the Moral Cost of Doing Business Today?
Former BP executive Christine Bader and Human Rights Watch researcher Arvind Ganesan on what it takes to do business responsibly today — and the role consumers play in holding companies accountable.
November 19, 2014
Firestone Responds
Read Firestone's response to questions from ProPublica and FRONTLINE.
November 18, 2014
U.S. Asylum Seekers May Face Barriers from Border Patrol
Immigration attorneys say the agents dismiss or ignore credible claims, raising concerns that some asylum seekers may be returned to persecution at home.
November 13, 2014
What Will Obama Do on Immigration?
The president has promised to take action on immigration by year’s end. What will it look like?
November 12, 2014
Why Doesn't Everybody Have a Voter ID?
FRONTLINE's Sarah Childress answers your questions about voting.
November 4, 2014
Who Runs the Islamic State?
From the bodyguard to the media spokesman, meet the new caliph's top men.
October 28, 2014