The California State Auditor blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding numerous illegal surgeries and violations of the state’s informed consent law.
James F. Tomsheck’s removal was designed to sooth critics who say the agency has been too soft on misconduct, abuse and corruption. But his supporters say he is a scapegoat for a broken and byzantine hierarchy.
Richmond, California, commissioned inspections of its five public housing complexes following CIR's investigation. Here's an interactive look at the mice, rats and mold that inspectors found inside the city's worst complex, Hacienda.
The Obama administration unveils historic rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent, spurring prospects for a global deal to end climate change but setting up a battle over the environment in this year's midterm elections.
Despite pledges from the Obama administration for greater transparency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has kept secret a potentially embarrassing independent report on how the agency deals with shootings and other violent incidents.
The Center for Investigative Reporting today received four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter for public service, data visualization, investigative reporting and video journalism.