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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
Cleveland's Second Chance at Police Reform
This week marks the second time the DOJ has struck an agreement with Cleveland. Will these reforms last?
May 27, 2015
Why the DOJ's Baltimore Police Investigation Could Be Different
The death of Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custody in Baltimore last month may now lead to structural overhaul of the city's police department.
May 8, 2015
What Does It Take for the Feds to Investigate a Police Department?
Representatives from several civil-rights groups in Boston have united to file a petition to the Justice Department, hoping to persuade the federal government to launch an investigation into the Boston Police Department.
May 4, 2015
Has the Justice Department Found a New Town that Preys on Its Poor?
The Justice Department is investigating police departments in a small Louisiana town for improper detentions. But local residents say that's not the only problem.
April 27, 2015
As Attorney General, How Will Loretta Lynch Police the Police?
As a U.S. attorney, Lynch tried to compel two police departments to reform — with mixed results.
April 23, 2015
Justice Department Probes Another "School-to-Prison Pipeline"
In Texas, skipping school is a crime. Now, the Department of Justice is investigating whether Dallas County in Texas unfairly punishes certain kids for missing school.
April 1, 2015
Texas Bar Charges Willingham Prosecutor with Misconduct
It's another blow to a case that may have led to the execution of an innocent man.
March 18, 2015
How the DOJ Reforms a Police Department Like Ferguson
Ferguson's investigation stems from a law passed after the 1991 police beating of Rodney King, another unarmed black man.
March 4, 2015
New York City Ends Solitary for Inmates Under 21
Roughly 100 inmates under the age of 21 will be removed from solitary following a decision to end the practice at the city's primary detention facility.
January 14, 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
New Report Casts Doubt on FBI Anthrax Investigation
For a second time in three years, an independent inquiry has cast doubt on the genetic testing that the FBI said linked the main suspect to the 2001 attacks.
December 19, 2014