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'Live PD' was canceled. But in one Texas county, its twisted legacy lives on.

The police ride-along show damaged the lives of the people caught in the glare of its cameras and distorted policing in Williamson County.


Thousands of immigrants suffer in solitary confinement in U.S. detention centers

Newly obtained documents show that ICE detainees are sometimes placed in solitary for reasons that have nothing to do with rule violations.


The brief life of Cornelius Frederick: Warning signs missed before teen's fatal restraint

A Michigan youth facility had an extensive pattern of violations, raising questions about why the state didn't act before a 16-year-old died.


'Love, over everything': As West Virginia struggles with foster care crisis, families step up

Louisa Snuffer and her wife, Nikki, wanted to build a family together. Now they're the parents of eight children from West Virginia's foster care system.


A 'forever chemical' contaminates drinking water near military bases

Communities nationwide have found levels of PFAS in their water hundreds, sometimes thousands, of times higher than the level recommended by the EPA.


Frank had always wanted to be a police officer. Everything changed when he shot a man in the line of duty.

After he shot a violent man, New York State Trooper Frank Abbott suffered from PTSD. He says he didn't get help — until a cop named Jim stepped in.


Under Ben Carson, more families live in HUD housing that fails health and safety inspections

While HUD Secretary Ben Carson pledged to fix low-income housing, the number of properties cited for health and safety violations has been on the rise.


'It always comes down to money': How a nonprofit is changing lives by paying bail

Since The Bail Project launched in 2017, NBC News has had an exclusive, frontline view of how the program is working in cities like Tulsa and St. Louis.


'They told me it was going to be a good place': Allegations of abuse at home for at-risk kids

Complaints about Iowa's Clarinda Academy, which houses at-risk kids from many states, include allegations of negligence and sexual and physical abuse.


Opioid Crisis Forces Grandparents to Raise Their Grandkids

SPRING HILL, Fla. — Everything his grandpa does, 5-year-old Colton wants to do. Even if it means wearing Crocs with socks.


Handcuffed Black Youth Shot Himself to Death, Says Coroner

A coroner’s report obtained exclusively by NBC News directly contradicts the police version of how a 22-year-old black man died in the back seat of a Louisiana police cruiser earlier this year -- but still says the man, whose hands were cuffed behind his back, shot himself.


Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office under scrutiny for treatment of inmates, others in custody

In a year that has seen mass protests over the treatment of African-American men by law enforcement — in Ferguson, Missouri; Staten Island, New York; and, most recently, Baltimore, among other places — New Iberia still managed to grab an unwanted moment in the national spotlight.


Shocking Jail Video Shows Guard and Dog Attacking Prisoner

It was Dec. 6, 2012, and Marcus Robicheaux, like the other inmates at the Iberia Parish Jail in New Iberia, Louisiana, was standing with his hands on his head and his nose pressed against the wall of the recreation yard as jail officers ran a contraband sweep.


Special report: Uncovering why eight people have died in Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office custody in 10 years

Robert Sonnier just wanted to tell the world about Jesus. For at least 10 years, the devout Catholic and Loreauville native had experienced religious visions. The visions didn’t bother him so much as keep him entertained, according to his family.


How this police department is fighting for its officers' mental health after suicides

For at least the past three years, more police officers across the nation have died by suicide than in the line of duty.


24 immigrants have died in ICE custody during the Trump administration

The deaths of 3 detainees since April, along with the release of internal reports about detention center conditions, have spurred an outcry from advocates.


Trump admin ran 'pilot program' for separating migrant families in 2017

The numbers show the government was separating migrant kids from their parents prior to the zero tolerance policy implemented in May.


The Town That Turned Poverty Into a Prison Sentence

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.


The judge who sentenced Nancy Seaman for murder now wants to set her free

The jury that convicted Michigan housewife Nancy Seaman of first-degree murder, says Judge Jack McDonald, "didn't get the whole story."


Inmates Train Wild Horses for Border Patrol

ALAMO, Texas — Three mustangs stand at the edge of a cabbage field just after nightfall, poised to run. Their riders, all Border Patrol agents, have received word that a group of migrants are trekking across a levee that runs alongside the Rio Grande.

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