An Oklahoma law that has put battered women in prison — sometimes for longer than their abusers — is part of why the state puts more women per capita behind bars than any other. So says a Harvard fellow hired by Oklahoma’s governor to examine its criminal justice system. The latest in a BuzzFeed News investigation.
MailMySharps.com claimed to sell medical waste equipment, but much of its website was apparently copied from a competing company. MailMySharps.com is associated with Bio-Recovery, the controversial company hired to clean up Ebola in New York City. A follow-up to an ongoing BuzzFeed News investigation.
“We’re working directly with the U.S. government and the Army Corps of Engineers and the Army,” said Sal Pane, the subject of a recent BuzzFeed News investigation. The Department of Defense has said it has no record of any such work.
Bio-Recovery, the firm New York City hired to clean up Ebola, has a “chief safety officer” who is a con artist and convicted felon. Now, BuzzFeed News has learned, there are questions about the CEO’s signature on a corporate document. And the con artist has changed his name.
Bio-Recovery Corp. claimed to be “EPA licensed” and won a contract to clean up the New York City apartment of an Ebola patient. But after BuzzFeed News investigated, some of those claims have disappeared from its website.
The wild story of how a mortgage scammer persuaded a dead man’s sister to turn over his business, his truck, and his resume — and got a government contract to clean up Ebola. A BuzzFeed News investigation into a con artist’s second act.
Tens of thousands have signed a petition from grassroots organization UltraViolet for the release of Tondalo Hall, an Oklahoma prisoner and domestic abuse victim. Hall is serving a prison term 15 times longer than her abusive partner. Read the latest installment of a BuzzFeed News investigation here.
Tondalo Hall was sentenced to 30 years in prison for allowing child abuse — while the actual abuser got only two years. Now she seeks clemency, and a women’s rights group is backing her with an online petition.
The attorney general flagged the contractor. The city says the work was performed correctly, but says the situation is under review.
A new city program offers to pay rent for homeless families — but domestic violence survivors who have full-time jobs aren’t eligible.
Collin Grant’s stepfather repeatedly raped him — but under laws exposed in a BuzzFeed News investigation, Collin’s mom went to prison for more time than his rapist. Today, Collin wants his mother pardoned.
Victoria Pedraza’s daughter was murdered by the man who had also been beating her for months. Victoria’s story, in her own voice, will haunt you. Part of a BuzzFeed News Investigation.
Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News investigation.
For a BuzzFeed News investigation, here is a list of the cases we found and an explanation of the methodology we used to find them.
A preview of an upcoming BuzzFeed News investigation. Update: The investigation has been published — read it here.
A contractor for the state of Indiana spent $800,000 in federal cash on companies run by the contractor’s chairman and his son. It’s part of a $1.5 billion national program.