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April 30, 2019
How Private Equity Is Turning Public Prisons Into Big Profits
In recent years, corporations have privatized almost every part of the public prison system. Now, PE firms are swooping in, seeking lavish returns for investors.
July 5, 2018
For 60 Years, This Powerful Conservative Group Has Worked to Crush Labor
decision has helped push the National Right to Work Committee and its sister organizations closer to that goal.
Moshe Z. Marvit
August 27, 2015
Missing Home: The Demolition of New Orleans After Katrina
The city has granted more than 24,000 demolition permits since Katrina.
, a nonprofit newsroom in New Orleans, to explore the fate of those properties.
July 21, 2015
In Indiana, Employers Can Fire Workers for Being Gay or Trans—and They Do, All the Time
LGBT Americans now have the freedom to marry—but what about freedom from discrimination at work? That’ll take a new movement.
June 23, 2015
The True Story of a Texas Prison Riot
And how our rush to lock up immigrants has overwhelmed the federal prison system.
Seth Freed Wessler
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June 2, 2015
Life and Death in Brownback’s Kansas
Twenty-one states have refused to expand Medicaid, leaving millions of sick Americans without decent healthcare.