In 2006, Elsie Fossum suffered severe injuries after a fall, but staff members at the hospital and her assisted living facility weren't convinced it was an accident. After her death, Fossum's cased lingered in a regulatory backwater for seven years.
California investigators are dismissing allegations against caregivers without leaving their desks, allowing suspected nursing assistants and in-home health aides to keep their licenses and move to other facilities.
Michael Montgomery of The Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED, who has covered the California prison system for years, explains why the fundamental issues at the state’s toughest prisons have yet to be worked out.
For more than a year, Terri Delgadillo has dealt with revelations of egregious violence and shoddy investigations into crimes at the state's five board-and-care institutions for about 1,500 patients with cerebral palsy and other severe developmental disabilities.
The recently captured leader of the Zetas recruited kids on both sides of the border into his Mexican drug cartel. In exclusive interviews, CIR speaks with two former teen assassins about what killing for Treviño did to them.