The California State Auditor blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding numerous illegal surgeries and violations of the state’s informed consent law.
James F. Tomsheck’s removal was designed to sooth critics who say the agency has been too soft on misconduct, abuse and corruption. But his supporters say he is a scapegoat for a broken and byzantine hierarchy.
Richmond, California, commissioned inspections of its five public housing complexes following CIR's investigation. Here's an interactive look at the mice, rats and mold that inspectors found inside the city's worst complex, Hacienda.
The Obama administration unveils historic rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent, spurring prospects for a global deal to end climate change but setting up a battle over the environment in this year's midterm elections.
This Human Rights Watch report argues that the FBI and U.S. Justice Department have unfairly targeted American Muslims in sting operations bordering on entrapment in terrorism-related cases since 9/11.
Since 2012, an unprecedented uprising by motley bands of vigilantes has put the Knights Templar drug organization on the run. Fueling the movement are thousands of migrants who lived in California and other U.S. states before returning to Mexico.
CIR teamed up with sophomores at San Leandro High School in California to teach elementary school students about healthy eating by playing "Hairnet Hero" and participating in nutrition-related workshops.
The nominations recognize investigations into sexual abuse and harassment of migrant women broadcast on FRONTLINE; fraudulent drug and alcohol rehab programs on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360”; and overprescription of narcotic painkillers by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on PBS NewsHour.