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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

Jun 19, 2014
Border Patrol

Detained border crossers may find themselves sent to ‘the freezers’

Some men held at a short-term detention center in Nogales, Ariz., use heat-reflective “space” blankets. Interviews and court records show many immigrants have been held for days in rooms kept at temperatures so low that they develop pneumonia and other illnesses.Peter O’Dowd/Fronteras The moment Border Patrol agents swooped in on Claudia and her husband, Marvin,

Nov 18, 2013
Criminal Justice

Video: Miguel Treviño’s Teenage Assassins

In July, Mexican marines captured the leader of Mexico’s most violent drug cartel, Miguel Treviño. Although Treviño is known for committing and ordering grisly killings, less is known about his recruitment of children on both sides of the border into the ranks of his Zetas cartel. Days before Trevino’s capture in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, producers

Jul 31, 2013
Law Enforcement

Video: Pedestrian deaths

The Bay Area can be a deadly place for pedestrians, yet an analysis by the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals fewer than half of the drivers who hit pedestrians are ever charged with a crime, even if they are at fault. Those who do serve little time in jail. Here’s why. Reporter: Zusha Elinson Producer,

Apr 30, 2013
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