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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
"Stickup Kid" Wins Online Journalism Award
Judges praised the FRONTLINE project about a 16-year-old sentenced to adult prison as "heartbreaking, memorable, honest."
September 28, 2015
California Agrees to Overhaul Solitary Confinement in Prisons
California has agreed to place limits on how long prisoners can spend in solitary confinement, and review the cases of thousands who are currently in isolation.
September 1, 2015
Katrina, 10 Years Later: Three Documentaries to Watch
As the nation marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, explore three different FRONTLINE documentaries about the disaster, its lingering aftermath and lessons learned from the storm.
August 26, 2015
Another Setback for Prosecutors in Post-Katrina Police Shootings
This week, a federal court ordered a new trial for five officers convicted of shooting six unarmed civilians in the days following the storm.
August 20, 2015
The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing
How a proven tool may be anything but.
June 24, 2015
Under Cover of Darkness, Female Janitors Face Rape and Assault
Across the country, janitors at companies large and small say their employers have turned a blind eye to complaints of sexual assault, and attacked their credibility when they report abuse at the hands of supervisors or co-workers.
June 23, 2015
Rape on the Night Shift: Under cover of darkness, female janitors face rape and assault
Under cover of darkness, female janitors face rape and assault.
June 23, 2015
Violación de un Sueño: Jornada Nocturna: Bajo la oscuridad, trabajadoras de limpieza enfrentan violaciones y acoso.
Bajo la oscuridad, trabajadoras de limpieza enfrentan violaciones y acoso.
June 23, 2015
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Rape on the Night Shift
A joint investigation into the sexual abuse of immigrant women in the janitorial industry.
January 16, 2018
Locked Up In America: Stephen's Story
States across the country have started rethinking the use of solitary confinement. For inmates like Stephen Kirkley, one of the worst behaved inmates at the Maine State Prison, that means a transfer out of solitary to the prison's mental health unit.
June 15, 2015
Locked Up In America: Christel's Story
Christel Tribble says she wants to be on "American Idol," or maybe even become a detective someday. But in Beecher Terrace -- a housing project where around one in six people cycle in and out of prison every year -- the odds seem stacked against her.
June 8, 2015