At the former Treasure Island naval base, an unexpected discovery of radioactive material prompted the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare. In denying that a more sweeping assessment was warranted, the Navy denied its own Cold War history – largely kept secret for more than four decades.
Some of the poorest, oldest and most vulnerable people in the Bay Area live in Richmond public housing, where vermin and crime are known problems. But residents say their pleas for help are going ignored.
Every year, thousands of teens are placed in solitary confinement cells in juvenile halls, jails and prisons nationwide. This animation tells the story of Ismael "Izzy" Nazario and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City's Rikers Island jail.
Tenants in the worst public housing project in Richmond, Calif., say the housing authority often ignored their pleas for help with mice, insects and basic maintenance. Now they're working with a law firm to file a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
California regulators have frozen funding to scores of drug rehabilitation clinics amid rampant fraud in the Drug Medi-Cal program. But a CIR analysis indicates that about a dozen clinics with similar track records remain open in L.A. County.
Pain medication prescribed by the VA was supposed to mute one soldier’s chronic back pain, which began after he helped in the 9/11 rescue effort at the Pentagon. Instead, he said, the drugs turned him into an addict.
A new U.N. report has found that crimes against humanity are occurring in North Korea and calls for an international tribunal to investigate. Survivors describe what life is like in North Korea’s hidden prison camps. (via Human Rights Watch)