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A Suicide Attempt, an Order to Keep Silent: A U.S. Agency Mishandled Sex-Abuse Claims
The Indian Health Service discouraged employees from alerting law enforcement when they suspected coworkers of sexual misconduct with Native American youngsters. ‘Do not contact anybody,’ a manager ordered.
June 7, 2019
Mentally Ill and Languishing in Jail
A Pennsylvania case illustrates a national problem: People with psychiatric illnesses often remain incarcerated while they wait for a hospital bed.
June 6, 2019
She Was Trafficked for Sex. Now, She’s Sharing Her Story.
“It’s like emotionally and mentally like they have you… in handcuffs,” a young woman named Marriah says in a scene from the new FRONTLINE documentary “Sex Trafficking in America.”
May 28, 2019
Sex Trafficking in America
Sex Trafficking in America
Sex Trafficking in America tells the unimaginable stories of young women coerced into prostitution – and follows one police unit that’s committed to rooting it out.
May 28, 2019
Illinois Legislators are Calling For Changes to a Law That Keeps People In Prison Without a Conviction
Illinois legislators are poised to take action against a little-known state law that allows alleged sex offenders to be imprisoned indefinitely without being convicted. Some of the inmates have been incarcerated for decades under the program.
May 3, 2019
Task Force to Look Into Child Sexual Abuse in Indian Health Service
The Trump administration will convene a task force to examine why a pediatrician was allowed to sexually abuse Native American boys for decades while working for the Indian Health Service and try to prevent such a crime from happening again.
March 26, 2019
Never Sentenced, Never Released
Across the country, hundreds of people are in prison even though they weren’t convicted of the alleged acts that landed them there. Sometimes, they’re held for decades. Today, the story of one such man.
March 7, 2019
predator on the reservation
Predator on the Reservation
A joint investigation into the failure to stop a doctor accused of sexually abusing Native American boys.
February 12, 2019
Before Indictment, Roger Stone Had Longtime Ties to Trump
Roger Stone has been indicted for lying to the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.
January 25, 2019
UPDATE: Living With Murder
In December 2017, after serving 30 years of his life sentence, Kempis Songster left Graterford Prison on lifetime parole. In this update to the Living with Murder series, we learn where he is one year later.
January 10, 2019
Landmark Criminal Justice Bill Clears Congress, Heads to Trump’s Desk
The House overwhelmingly approved the most significant reforms to federal prison and sentencing laws in more than two decades - sending the proposed legislation to Donald Trump's desk. The bill is a rare bipartisan victory in an era of deep political division.
December 20, 2018
Flashback: Inside Michael Flynn’s Fast Fall
Michael Flynn was one of President-Elect’s Donald Trump’s first appointments -- and also the first major member of the administration to depart.
December 5, 2018