The war on drugs has sucked up public safety dollars that might otherwise go towards putting rapists and killers behind bars.
In the final part of the series, host Wilbert L. Cooper meets the victims' families who are continuing to try to make sense of Sowell's crimes and the institutional failures that contributed to them.
In part two of our series, host Wilbert L. Cooper meets with survivors of Anthony Sowell's crimes, retracing the timeline of when the victims went missing and chronicling law enforcement's missteps.
These poems by community worker and artist R. A. Washington explore another side of the deaths investigated in VICE's feature-length documentary, Cleveland Strangler.
From the mutilated corpses of the Cleveland Strangler to the castrated cadavers of the Mad Butcher, victims of Northeastern Ohio's most notorious murders have had little agency and even less money.