A judge started his own rehab where defendants must work at a bottling plant and other companies, under threat of prison if they don’t comply.
The number of women in U.S. prisons has increased more than 700 percent since 1980. And for nearly all of that time, Oklahoma has led the nation.
“All we’re doing is keeping those beds in cells warm for their kids,” says the state prison director. These women “need help. They don’t need prison.”
Oklahoma incarcerates 151 out of every 100,000 women, often given harsh sentences for nonviolent drug crimes.
Today, only a quarter of welfare dollars actually goes toward basic assistance. On this hour of Reveal, we take a road trip with Marketplace’s new podcast “The Uncertain Hour” and find out the surprising ways different states use this money.
The federal government, several state legislatures and local health departments have decided that granting faith-based day cares too much freedom puts children at risk.
On this hour of Reveal, we take another look at three of our major investigations that explored energy production in the United States. We’ll revisit how fracking has opened new realms of oil and gas production and examine some of the complex consequences of so-called energy independence.
Need something to listen to during this holiday season? Now’s the perfect time to check out our show, “Reveal,” public radio’s new investigative reporting show and podcast.
In August, we’re picking up the threads from three major investigations to see what’s happened since they aired. These are stories that moved people, made them angry and sparked change.
Reveal reporter Trey Bundy has fielded hundreds of messages from people relaying their experiences as Jehovah’s Witnesses, reinforcing our previous findings that sexual abuse is not an isolated problem within the religious organization.