Sarah Childress

Series Senior Editor

Why the San Francisco Police Review Won’t Force Reform
The federal review of San Francisco police will be different than the ones in Ferguson, Mo. and Chicago.
February 2, 2016
Could the 2016 Election Settle the Voter ID Debate?
Voters in several states this year will cast ballots under more restrictive laws for the first time in a presidential election.
January 29, 2016
Ferguson Has a Draft Reform Deal. Will It Work?
The preliminary deal aims to remedy some of the pitfalls of previous Justice Department agreements.
January 28, 2016
What Obama’s Solitary Reforms Mean for Inmates
The ban on solitary confinement for juveniles won’t extend to the bulk of young people currently in isolation.
January 26, 2016
Are Health Supplements Too Much of a Good Thing?
You probably don't need to eat 83 bowls of cereal in one sitting. Compare the nutrients you get from daily supplements to what researchers say your body actually needs.
January 15, 2016
Will Obama’s New Gun Proposals Make a Difference?
Obama has tried -- unsuccessfully -- to address gun violence since the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn. Can these new measures make a difference?
January 5, 2016
Inside 20 Years of Federal Police Probes
For two decades, the Justice Department has had the power to investigate law enforcement agencies nationwide. We're tracking each inquiry and the stories behind them.
December 14, 2015
The Military Has a New Sexual Assault Plan, But Is It Working?
For the past decade, the Pentagon has been working to eradicate sexual assault in the military. But there's no way to know whether its latest plan is working.
November 30, 2015
After Paris Attacks, CIA Head Reignites Surveillance Debate
Just days after the attack in Paris, America’s top intelligence official suggested that recent leaks about classified surveillance programs were partially responsible.
November 16, 2015
What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?
The Justice Department has intervened in troubled police departments for 20 years. Are reform efforts working?
November 13, 2015
Has the U.S. Really Shifted on Deportations?
A year after the Obama administration changed its policy on which undocumented immigrants it would target for deportation, it's not clear who is being sent back.
October 20, 2015
Senators Seek to Curb Federal Prison Sentences for Drug Crimes
A newly unveiled bipartisan plan would be among the most significant criminal justice reform legislation in decades.
October 1, 2015