Lauren Lee White

climate change

California's Wildfires Are Exposing the Rotten Core of Capitalism

It's going to get weirder from here.
Lauren Lee White
11.16.18
crime

How Do You Know if Your Neighbors Are Torturing Their Kids?

After 13 siblings were found badly malnourished and shackled to their beds in California, it's worth thinking about what to watch out for—and how to help.
Lauren Lee White
1.22.18
crime

What Happens Next to the 13 'Tortured' California Kids Who Escaped Their Parents?

Shackled to beds and malnourished by allegedly abusive parents who homeschooled them, the Turpin siblings are free. We asked experts how they move on.
Lauren Lee White
1.18.18
Natural Disasters

Why California's Wildfires, Like Everything Else, Keep Getting Worse

This season's fires are already uniquely deadly and devastating, and the trend-lines do not look good.
Lauren Lee White
10.10.17
crime

What Happens to Children Accused of Breaking the Law

A look inside one day at juvenile court in East Los Angeles, where kids charged with everything from smoking weed to attempted murder get to know the system.
Lauren Lee White
3.15.17
Film

The Terrible, Real-Life Consequences of California’s Three-Strikes Law

Talking to the filmmakers behind a powerful new documentary about one of the most notorious criminal justice excesses in American history.
Lauren Lee White
4.14.16
News

What It's Like to Be a Female Firefighter in California Prison

"I love the cutting, I love the chainsaw, I love being on the mountains. It's one of the places where you feel free. You feel like you're giving back."
Lauren Lee White
11.30.15
America Incarcerated

Why Solitary Confinement in America Needs to Finally End

Now that solitary is on the national radar, systemic problems with "the hole" are being laid bare for all to see.
Lauren Lee White
9.30.15
News

How California Prison Inmates Fought to Change Solitary Confinement, and Won

After a prisoner hunger strike and a lawsuit, the authorities will no longer be able to throw inmates in solitary just for allegedly belonging to a gang.
Lauren Lee White
9.2.15
News

How a Group of Female Inmates Won the Right to Live with Their Children

When the state of California announced that it was closing the only facility where prisoners could be with their kids, it was the women themselves who kept it open.
Lauren Lee White
6.25.15