Drugs & Crime
The Tragic Story of Rick Turner's Descent into Meth, Prison, and Death
He barely missed out on recent criminal justice reforms. Then his situation behind bars took a terrifying turn.
Many 'Violent Offenders' Have Committed Nonviolent Crimes
Embezzlement and selling drugs near a school are among the offenses some states classify as "violent."
A Florida Woman Faced Ten Years for 'Meth' She Said Was 'Just a Rock'
The case highlights a sheriff's department with a history of misconduct and a central role in the recent prostitution bust that ensnared Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
What Federal Inmates Are Saying About Paul Manafort Getting Just 47 Months
"Only the non-connected do real time," one told us.
A Woman Faces Life in Prison for Sharing Drugs in Jail
A 22-year-old woman overdosed and died in jail. A 24-year-old faces first-degree murder charges. Did the system fail them both?
True Crime Podcast 'Conviction' Investigates a Vigilante Private Eye
Manuel Gomez made it his mission to take down dirty cops. But is he protecting the innocent or out for revenge?
The Prison System Is a Nightmare, but Not for the Reasons You Think
How it's become an agency of social control.
How to Deal with Cops Who Believe Wild Conspiracy Theories Like QAnon
Mike Pence appeared in a photo with a cop wearing a "QAnon" patch, and he got demoted. But how many more like him are out there?
Cyntoia Brown's Clemency Gives Hope to Other Trafficking Survivors
After being incarcerated for 15 years, a trafficking victim who received a life sentence after killing the man who paid her for sex as a teenager was granted clemency. We spoke with trafficking activists on what this case means for other survivors.
This Is How America Is Failing Its Young Opioid Generation
Jeremy was young and addicted. Over six years, he was let down over and over again by the very system that was meant to help him.
A Woman Went to Prison After Her Baby's Dad Was Accused of Child Abuse
"I gotta be strong for my babies," she said from jail.
This Jail Is Accused of Favoring Christians Who Agree to Live in 'God Pod'
Muslim prisoners, meanwhile, say they were starved during Ramadan and deprived of religious texts.