More than a quarter of the new appliances in the housing authority’s inventory – 167 of the 598 stoves and refrigerators purchased for residents – have vanished in the last eight years.
Corey G. Johnson
Money and Politics Reporter
Corey G. Johnson is a reporter on the government oversight team at The Center for Investigative Reporting. A native of Atlanta, Corey has exposed secrecy, mismanagement, corruption and abuse of power inside governmental, educational and police organizations. He was the lead reporter on CIR's On Shaky Ground series, which uncovered systemic weaknesses in earthquake protections at California public schools. That work was a finalist for a 2012 Pulitzer Prize and won the IRE Medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Scripps Howard Award for public service reporting and the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism. Before joining CIR, Corey covered higher education at The Fayetteville Observer in North Carolina. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University.
California bans coerced sterilization of female inmates
Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill that protects prisoners in county jails, state prisons and other detention centers, after medical abuses were uncovered.
Bill to prevent sterilization abuse of female inmates heads to governor
California Senate unanimously passes measure to ban sterilizations for birth control purposes in all state prisons, county jails and other detention centers.
Public housing official paid contractor for work husband did
The maintenance manager for California’s Richmond Housing Authority has given at least $78,000 in emergency work to Strongbuilt Construction. But her husband says he performed the repairs – and the troubled agency’s top brass knew about it.
Female prison inmates sterilized illegally, California audit confirms
California Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, is one of the legislators who requested the state audit of female inmate sterilizations.Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press UPDATE, June 19, 2014: This story updates throughout with more details about the audit. The California state auditor today blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding numerous illegal surgeries […]
Bill to prevent coerced sterilizations in Calif. prisons moves forward
The state Senate Health Committee unanimously approved SB 1135, which would ban the sterilization of inmates for birth control purposes.
Bill seeks new restrictions on sterilizations in California prisons
Legislation introduced by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson would limit sterilization surgeries in all state prisons, county jails and other detention ce
Calif. prison doctor linked to sterilizations no stranger to controversy
California prison doctor linked to hundreds of inmate sterilizations has a history of malpractice settlements and patient complaints.
Video: Sterilized Behind Bars
Elective sterilizations have been restricted in state prisons since 1994. But between 2006 and 2010, more than 100 women were sterilized at state prisons. While some women opted for the surgery, other have claimed they were pressured. Corey G. Johnson from The Center for Investigative Reporting and Ana Kasparian from The Young Turks speak […]
California legislators urge speedy inquiry into prison sterilizations
California Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (left) and State Auditor Elaine Howle (right) listen as Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (center) asks the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to look into the sterilization of female inmates at state prisons.Randy Allen/The Center for Investigative Reporting SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Legislators today fast-tracked an audit into why doctors under contract with the state […]