At a hearing, the director of the state’s Medi-Cal agency apologized to lawmakers for “systematic breakdowns” in oversight of California’s taxpayer-funded network of drug rehabilitation clinics for the needy.
A Southern California medical director approved counseling for hundreds of patients without seeing them. His signature triggered millions in taxpayer funding that went to 16 clinics suspected of fraud.
Every year, thousands of teens are placed in solitary confinement in juvenile halls, jails and prisons nationwide. This animation tells the story of Ismael "Izzy" Nazario and the time he spent in solitary in New York City's Rikers Island jail.