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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.
May 24, 2:47 p.m.Life at Oceanview Manor Home for Adults is at the center of the latest court battle involving the New York State Department of Health.
May 9, 3:34 p.m.The award of $4.5 million by New York state is just part of a claim by a man who spent more than two decades in prison based on a dishonest prosecution.
April 28, 3:01 p.m.A court-ordered plan to move residents from notorious group homes produces backlogs and concern over state’s commitment to help thousands of mentally ill.
April 17, 3:24 p.m.A jury hit FamiliesFirst, one of California’s largest mental health care providers, for neglect and fraud.
April 6, 11:34 a.m.The judge who oversaw landmark case involving troubled homes for the mentally ill sends word to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that state’s efforts to undermine care must end.
March 29, 7:59 a.m.One state legislator is again pushing a bill that would grant parents the legal right to see the expert evaluations judges use to decide custody and other cases.
March 10, 2:54 p.m.We recently relaunched our podcast, in which journalists tell us how they nailed their biggest stories. Now we want to hear from you.
March 7, 1:12 p.m.Critics say a state office’s professed inability to review the work of mental health experts in Family and Matrimonial Court leaves children at risk.
Feb. 21, 10:40 a.m.Lawyers for man convicted in case of notorious missing boy to seek hearing on report of jury contamination.
Feb. 10, 12:25 p.m.Podcast: How a team of New York Times reporters chronicled every homicide in a Bronx precinct and what they learned about policing.
Jan. 20, 9 a.m.Podcast: The 1962 murder of Mary Horton was one of the oldest cold cases in U.S. history. Then reporter Jerry Mitchell started digging into it.
Jan. 17, 9 a.m.NYC paid millions for flawed mental health reports. Family court judges relied on them routinely. Parents and children lived with the consequences.
Sep. 27, 2016, 12:30 p.m.Better wages and added money for schooling could stabilize staff and improve care at large San Francisco home for vulnerable children.
Sep. 13, 2016, 1:30 p.m.The briefing will explore the need to better protect victims of domestic violence in custody cases.
Sep. 6, 2016, 8 a.m.Podcast: BuzzFeed’s Chris Hamby tells us how he dug into the murky world of global dispute resolution court.
Aug. 8, 2016, 8 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, 2016, 11:57 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, 2016, 8 a.m.Podcast: Eli Hager and Alysia Santo of the Marshall Project discuss their many months investigating the prison van industry.
July 5, 2016, 8 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, 2016, 8 a.m.Podcast: Our own Sebastian Rotella tells us about the challenges of reporting on corruption in violent and chaotic Guatemala.
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