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Five Things to Know About One of the Deadliest Federal Prisons
Key takeaways from our investigation into deaths and abuse at a U.S. penitentiary.
How the Newest Federal Prison Became One of the Deadliest
Fatal beatings. A “torture room.” Pairs of men held around the clock in tiny cells, tempers rising. “They’re literally afraid for their lives,” one lawyer said.
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Biden Struck Out on Police Reform. Is Trump’s Remaining Policy Enough?
With Biden halting a proposed policing order, Trump’s modest changes are the most significant federal policing moves since George Floyd’s murder.
December 21, 2021
Some of Our Best Work of 2021
From police use of force to life without parole to troubling prison conditions, our reporters told groundbreaking stories this year.
December 2, 2021
She Was Having a Seizure. Police Shocked Her With a Taser.
How an Alabama teen sought justice after a violent police encounter upended her life.
November 30, 2021
“Y’all Going to Kill Me?” Years Apart, Mother and Son Die in Police Restraints
Officers continue to use hogtying and other dangerous restraints despite warnings.
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November 2, 2021
Police Hurt Thousands of Teens Every Year. A Striking Number Are Black Girls.
March 4, 2021
Six Years After Tamir Rice, Cleveland Makes New Rules About Policing Kids
Critics say a new policy for police encounters with children doesn’t go far enough.
February 11, 2021
U.S. Marshals Act Like Local Police With More Violence and Less Accountability
The federal agency’s teams have killed an average of 22 suspects and bystanders a year.
Uriel J. Garcia
July 31, 2020
As More Federal Agents Enter American Cities, Local Leaders Can’t Keep Them In Line
Critics say mayors should be wary as the Justice Department expands law-enforcement task forces.