Babies Are Dying of Syphilis. It’s 100% Preventable.

“The United States’ inability to curb a treatable sexually transmitted disease shows the failures of a cash-strapped public health system. Increasingly, newborns are paying the price.”

Source: Pro Publica
Published: Nov 1, 2021
Length: 20 minutes (5,100 words)

‘The Liberty Way’

“How Liberty University discourages and dismisses students’ reports of sexual assaults.”

Source: Pro Publica
Published: Oct 24, 2021
Length: 24 minutes (6,000 words)

The Black American Amputation Epidemic

In the Mississippi Delta, one doctor was determined to make sure that no one unnecessarily lost a limb. He was up against the odds.

Source: Pro Publica
Published: May 20, 2020
Length: 30 minutes (7,500 words)

The Hate Store

Amazon’s self-publishing arm is a haven for white supremacists.

Source: Pro Publica
Published: Apr 7, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,268 words)

A Group of Agents Rose Through the Ranks to Lead the Border Patrol. They’re Leaving It in Crisis.

How several agents from a small outpost in Arizona, including recently retired chief Carla Provost, climbed to the top of the Border Patrol, then one by one retired, leaving corruption, misconduct and a toxic culture in their wake.

Source: Pro Publica
Published: Feb 10, 2020
Length: 24 minutes (6,204 words)

New York City Paid McKinsey Millions to Stem Jail Violence. Instead, Violence Soared.

The corporate consulting firm reported bogus numbers and flailed in a project at Rikers Island. Today, assaults and other attacks there are up almost 50 percent.

Source: Pro Publica
Published: Dec 10, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,760 words)

The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False “Evidence” Against Migrants

The story of former Immigration and Customs Enforcement lawyer Laura Peña — who went to work defending the migrants she used to prosecute — and a family separation case she recently fought in which false “evidence” had been used to detain her client.

Source: Pro Publica
Published: Aug 14, 2019
Length: 22 minutes (5,636 words)

An Even More Inconvenient Truth

Carbon credits hadn’t offset the amount of pollution they were supposed to, or they had brought gains that were quickly reversed or that couldn’t be accurately measured to begin with. Ultimately, the polluters got a guilt-free pass to keep emitting CO₂, but the forest preservation that was supposed to balance the ledger either never came or didn’t last.

Author: Lisa Song
Source: Pro Publica
Published: May 22, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,000 words)

The Hunted: What Happens When You Say No to MS-13

A terrifying investigation into the MS-13 gang and its effect on a Long Island town. Some teens were recruited; those who refused to join were brutally attacked with machetes, and then inexplicably targeted for deportation by ICE.

Source: Pro Publica
Published: Dec 31, 2018
Length: 10 minutes (2,650 words)

The Imam’s Widow

As part of ProPublica’s “Documenting Hate” project, Rahima Nasa profiles the wife of a Queens imam who was murdered in 2016. Although there appeared to be no other possible motive, prosecutors failed to try the case as the hate crime it likely was.

Source: Pro Publica
Published: Sep 4, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,187 words)