Sarah Childress

Series Senior Editor

"Predictable" Riot at Texas Prison Followed Years of Complaints
Prisoners at the Willacy County Correctional Institution had complained of abuse and squalid conditions for years before the uprising began.
February 25, 2015
How the NSA Spying Programs Have Changed Since Snowden
The government says it's made reforms to its surveillance programs. But how much is really different?
February 9, 2015
New Bill Seeks to Curb Suicide by Military Veterans
The legislation was passed unanimously in Congress in a rare moment of bipartisanship.
February 4, 2015
What Happened When a Major Gun Company Crossed the NRA
Smith & Wesson's fall from grace set an example for the rest of the gun industry.
January 16, 2015
Report: After Citizens United, Outside Spending Doubles
Campaign spending by outside groups, such as super PACs, has more than doubled in the past five years -- and most of it is coming from the super-rich.
January 14, 2015
The Many Faces of Vladimir Putin
Why is the Russian leader so inscrutable? FRONTLINE takes a closer look at Putin’s public personas.
January 13, 2015
Snowden on Cyber Warfare: "We Really Started This Trend"
Edward Snowden talks with NOVA about how U.S. spying raises the risk of cyber attacks.
January 8, 2015
How Loaded is the Gun Lobby?
One reason why gun-rights groups wield so much power in Washington? Money. FRONTLINE tallied federal spending by the top gun-rights and gun-control groups for 2014. See how they stack up.
January 6, 2015
Newtown Divided
January 6, 2015
Alonza Thomas Answers Viewers' Questions
The subject of our digital film "Stickup Kid" answers your questions about his new life outside of prison.
December 30, 2014
The Gun-Control Movement, Two Years After Newtown
The gun-rights lobby still holds the edge when it comes to gun policy in America, but gun-control advocates say they're starting to gain some momentum.
December 19, 2014
Why the Death Penalty Is on the Decline
It's getting more difficult — and more expensive — to execute condemned prisoners.
December 18, 2014