Migrant children share chilling stories of emotional manipulation and physical abuse by youth facilities in statements from a recent lawsuit filing.
Matt Smith is a reporter for Reveal, covering religion. Smith's two-decade career in journalism began at The Sacramento Union in California. He went on to positions at newspapers in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Twin Falls, Idaho; Fairfield, California; and Newport News, Virginia. Between 1994 and 1997, Smith covered Latin America as a reporter in Dow Jones & Co.'s Mexico City bureau. For 14 years, he was a lead columnist at Village Voice Media in San Francisco. He came to Reveal from The Bay Citizen. Smith holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Before his career in journalism, Smith was a professional bicycle racer. He is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims
New legal filings show immigrant children in U.S. custody are subdued with powerful psychiatric drugs.
More to the story: Redlining, wildfires and Trump’s mansion
There’s always more to the story on Reveal. This week, we look at the impact three shows have made since they first ran.
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Trump’s mystery mansion
Reporters examine the history of a $10 million real estate transaction in Beverly Hills, California.
A small-time scam artist gave Trump a mansion for $0. Why?
A swirl of Beverly Hills transactions involving the future U.S. president defied the norms for high-end real estate deals.
Checking into Trump’s Washington hotel
Reveal teamed up with WAMU to dig into one of the largest investigations ever by the Justice Department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.
Trump’s Interior Department is flooded with industry lobbyists
The roster includes former representatives for loggers, oil companies, mining firms and heavy agricultural water users.
Trump donors and appointees poised to profit off science agencies
The week’s roundup of conflicts in the Trump administration focuses on science agencies.
Sports teams are bigger Trump donors than oil and coal industries
The $14 million ranked fifth among interest groups giving money to Trump: more than oil ($8 million), coal ($6 million) and cars ($4 million).
Documents show first government payments to Trump’s businesses
Also in this week’s roundup: What happens when other people make money off Trump and his aides need to pay their legal bills.