July 14th, 2014

Mentally ill inmates are bearing the overwhelming brunt of a rise in brutality by corrections officers on Rikers Island, according to a new investigation by The New York Times.

Is solitary confinement contributing to Rikers’ rise in violence? Read our earlier look.

April 18th, 2014

How does a building collapse in Bangladesh relate to the lives of Americans? 

This moving New York Times Op-Doc explains. 

March 2nd, 2014

What it’s like for teens in ‘the box’

Ismael “Izzy” Nazario counted 300 days in solitary confinement while he was in and out of New York City’s Rikers Island as a teenager … before he was convicted of a crime.

Our new animation, “The Box,” illustrates his experience – one of thousands of teens who are placed in solitary confinement cells in juvenile halls, jails and prisons across the country every year.

Watch the animation and get the full story on Reveal, our new investigative radio show with PRX.

September 11th, 2011

Photo of the National September 11 Memorial via The New York Times.

September 11th, 2011


The Tribute in Light shines above the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center, left, Saturday night in New York.

View more Sept. 11 memorial photos on Framework.

Photo credit: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

Reblogged from Los Angeles Times
May 5th, 2011


The NYPD just tweeted this photo of a log book at the police precinct the President visited

 It says “Barack Obama” and “God Bless!”

Reblogged from World News Tonight
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