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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.
July 18, 8 a.m.Podcast: Eli Hager and Alysia Santo of the Marshall Project discuss their many months investigating the prison van industry.
July 5, 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, 8 a.m.Podcast: Our own Sebastian Rotella tells us about the challenges of reporting on corruption in violent and chaotic Guatemala.
June 6, 8 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, 7:59 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, 7:58 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, 8 a.m.New York’s child welfare agency’s system for “heightened monitoring” of some troubled group homes did not ensure safety.
May 2, 11:15 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, 2:18 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, 8 a.m.Podcast: Behind the scenes with the Associated Press reporters who found slavery on the high seas.
April 13, 1:14 p.m.City investigators say oversight was so lax at homes for juvenile offenders that violent episodes were “all but inevitable.”
March 29, 8 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, 10:27 a.m.Police raided the home after an employee reported sex among residents and misconduct by staff.
Feb. 23, 1:10 p.m.The review of a controversial Brooklyn detective's casework has led to yet another conviction being wiped out.
Feb. 3, 5:20 p.m.Amid significant reforms, federal officials worry that sexual abuse in juvenile justice system remains prevalent and too often unpunished.
Feb. 2, 12:45 p.m.A journalist immerses herself in New York’s Family Court system and finds a mix of misery and modest hope.
Dec. 31, 2015, 1:24 p.m.One 14-year-old boy’s search for care takes him to Utah as his home state struggles to safeguard its most challenging children.
Nov. 2, 2015, 11:39 a.m.As California dismantles its beleaguered system of youth group homes, state lawmakers bet big on expanding foster care.
Oct. 15, 2015, 1:35 p.m.As a group home for some of the state’s most troubled children prepares to close, county auditors are poring over its finances.
Sep. 24, 2015, 11:54 a.m.Management’s decision to close a home in Long Beach ends one crisis, but the state is still seeking answers for dealing with its most troubled children.
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