Law

When No One's Looking
An increasing number of runaway teens are using a variety of legal and illegal strategies to survive on the streets, while being targeted by pimps and drug dealers. (NYT)
Threat Theater
Role-playing psychotherapist Barry Spodak creates mentally unbalanced characters to train law enforcement agents who protect politicians and VIPs. (WP)
Prison Overcrowding
Inside look at California's dangerously cramped correctional facilities, forcing judges to set inmates free. (San Jose Mercury News)
Unmasking the Violence
A shocking 1977 case of spousal abuse, and Farrah Fawcett's subsequent TV movie dramatization, altered laws and attitudes. (Lansing State Journal)
Fallout: The Legacy of Brookhaven Lab
Survivors from an H-bomb test are sent back to radioactive Rondelap island to be used as guinea pigs for research. A 9-part investigative series. (Newsday)
U.S. Citizens Born by Midwife Denied Passports
Some Texans are not allowed to cross the Mexican border because their birth certificates were ruled invalid due to an insurmountable technicality. (Time)
An Appeal to the Divine
Religion offers an alternative to whatever path led inmates to prison, where 160 different faiths are practiced behind bars. (Stockton Record)
Beyond the Fence
The South Carolina Juvenile Justice System was a model of effective new programs, but budget cuts are undermining progress. (NYT)
Journey Along the Border
At the intersection of the U.S. and Mexico, a travelog of two countries embroiled in ever-escalating issues of migration and drug violence. (WP)
The Deadly Job of Drug War Correspondent
Journalists put their lives at risk covering the border-town violence in Juarez, Mexico, where they find themselves on cartel hit lists. (Time)