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Since joining ProPublica in May 2008, reporter Joaquin Sapien has delved into criminal justice, military healthcare, and environmental issues. In 2010 he partnered with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune to produce an award-winning series of stories about contaminated drywall. In 2009 he was part of a team whose work on natural gas drilling won the Society of Professional Journalists award for online non-deadline investigative reporting. From 2005 until 2008 he was a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, where he led a year-long investigative project, “Superfund’s Toxic Legacy,” which received the 2007 Society of Professional Journalists award for non-deadline online reporting. Before joining CPI, Sapien wrote for Environmental Media Services.
Sep. 27, 11:30 a.m.Better wages and added money for schooling could stabilize staff and improve care at large San Francisco home for vulnerable children.
Sep. 13, 12:30 p.m.The briefing will explore the need to better protect victims of domestic violence in custody cases.
Sep. 6, 7 a.m.Podcast: BuzzFeed’s Chris Hamby tells us how he dug into the murky world of global dispute resolution court.
Aug. 8, 7 a.m.Podcast: How journalist Ariel Sabar tied a former pornographer to an alleged forgery scheme that rocked the highest echelons of biblical scholarship.
Aug. 4, 10:57 a.m.Unsuccessful before the U.S. Supreme Court, a man who served 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit asks the Justice Department to hold prosecutors accountable.
July 18, 7 a.m.Podcast: Eli Hager and Alysia Santo of the Marshall Project discuss their many months investigating the prison van industry.
July 5, 7 a.m.Podcast: Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer goes undercover as a prison guard in Louisiana and finds a dark truth within himself.
June 20, 7 a.m.Podcast: Our own Sebastian Rotella tells us about the challenges of reporting on corruption in violent and chaotic Guatemala.
June 6, 7 a.m.Podcast: New York Times reporter Dan Barry tells us how he reconstructed a tale of exploitation and tragedy in his new book, ‘The Boys in the Bunkhouse’
May 27, 6:59 a.m.Again and again, the disabled turned up in emergency rooms only to have the injuries they’d suffered in the state’s group homes go uninvestigated.
May 23, 6:58 a.m.Podcast: Six years ago, the two-state agency pledged to reduce emissions from trucks and accepted $35 million in federal dollars to do it. Today, it has little to show for the money it spent. Writer Max Rivlin-Nadler takes ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien inside his Village Voice investigation.
May 12, 7 a.m.New York’s child welfare agency’s system for “heightened monitoring” of some troubled group homes did not ensure safety.
May 2, 10:15 a.m.Podcast: How New York Daily News reporter Sarah Ryley discovered that the NYPD was targeting minority neighborhoods in their enforcement of a law that can boot people from their homes and businesses
April 21, 1:18 p.m.After eight proposed delivery dates, the Administration for Children’s Services still has not provided public records we asked for almost a year ago.
April 18, 7 a.m.Podcast: Behind the scenes with the Associated Press reporters who found slavery on the high seas.
April 13, 12:14 p.m.City investigators say oversight was so lax at homes for juvenile offenders that violent episodes were “all but inevitable.”
March 29, 7 a.m.The Innocence Project released a report Tuesday alleging that prosecutors across the country are almost never punished when they withhold evidence or commit other forms of misconduct that land innocent people in prison.
March 21, 9:27 a.m.Police raided the home after an employee reported sex among residents and misconduct by staff.
Feb. 23, 12:10 p.m.The review of a controversial Brooklyn detective's casework has led to yet another conviction being wiped out.
Feb. 3, 4:20 p.m.Amid significant reforms, federal officials worry that sexual abuse in juvenile justice system remains prevalent and too often unpunished.
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