Sarah Childress

Former Series Senior Editor

Obama's Choices: Syria and Ukraine
Obama’s strategy is interventionism without overreach. But is he doing enough? A closer look at the president's response to the two crises — and what options he has left.
May 27, 2014
Podcast: How to Protect Yourself (and Your Data) Online
In the latest FRONTLINE roundtable, privacy experts Julia Angwin and Hanni Fakhoury talk privacy and surveillance in today's data-saturated world.
May 20, 2014
Report: School Segregation Is Back, 60 Years After "Brown"
White students are the most isolated in the country, even as the number of minority students increases. That's bad for everyone, a new report finds.
May 15, 2014
Next Week: How Silicon Valley Feeds the NSA's Global Dragnet
On May 20, FRONTLINE investigates what the tech industry said when the NSA came knocking.
May 13, 2014
New Voter ID Laws Hit Setbacks
Courts are pushing back against laws in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision. Several legal battles are still ahead.
May 12, 2014
WHO: Drug-Resistant Bugs Have Spread to “Alarming Levels”
A drug-resistant world "is instead a very real possibility for the 21st century," according to a new report.
May 1, 2014
For Some Felons, a Better Chance to Break the Re-entry Cycle
It’s hard for felons to start over. Among states and cities, and even some companies, there's a growing movement to change that.
April 29, 2014
Michelle Alexander: "A System of Racial and Social Control"
The civil rights advocate and scholar on why the U.S. turned to mass incarceration, and the impact it has today.
April 29, 2014
Todd Clear: Why America's Mass Incarceration Experiment Failed
It devastates communities and doesn’t stop crime, the Rutgers University provost explains.
April 29, 2014
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.
April 29, 2014
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.
April 25, 2014
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.
April 23, 2014