Resolve to support Real News in 2017! Give to The Eye by Jan. 19 and have your donation doubled. Learn More.

LATEST NEWS

Pembroke Hospital cuts psychiatric beds after staffing criticism

A for-profit psychiatric hospital that’s faced repeated criticism has reduced its patient capacity by more than a third.

With thousands of convictions in jeopardy, Mass. AG’s office scrutinized over...

Hearings could help decide how many of thousands of convictions tainted by Farak's testing may be overturned.

Wrongful incarceration. Moral debt?

Kevin O’Loughlin is wrestling with the Massachusetts attorney general’s office for compensation under a 2004 law that grants damages for the wrongly convicted.

The story of Lawyer Johnson

Johnson's plight was part of the reason the Massachusetts legislature passed a law to compensate the wrongly convicted.

Judge grants hearing on motion to reverse murder conviction

A Massachusetts judge granted a hearing to examine whether police tampered with evidence in the case of Darrell Jones, convicted three decades ago for...

FDA blinks on genetic testing, delays action

The FDA is delaying a major effort to bring thousands of genetic tests under its purview, despite concerns that unregulated tests are wrongly identifying conditions.

FEATURED INVESTIGATIONS

Child Fatalities

Shining light on child abuse and neglect deaths

Childrens-faces-landscape

With 110 child abuse and neglect deaths in five years, a third of them under the watch of the Massachusetts DCF, the state is failing to protect its most vulnerable. Our investigation reveals the ways the government has failed to learn from this tragic toll.

Genetic Testing

How much should you know?

genetic_testing_feat

From prenatal to psychiatry, genetic testing holds the promise of personalized medicine. But our investigations have revealed an industry with oversold claims, misunderstood findings, and potential conflicts of interest.

Reasonable Doubts

The case of Darrell Jones

Darrell Jones at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. (Photo: Jesse Costa for WBUR)

How a videotape gap, a frazzled defense and alleged pressure on witnesses may have tainted the trial of Darrell Jones, a man who has spent 30 years in prison for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit.

Administrative Bloat

The evolution of the American university

admnistrative_bloat_featured

Universities have hired administrators at a rate that vastly outpaces increases in enrollment and faculty hiring, all during times of purported belt-tightening and increased appeals for government funding.

Sign up for news and updates in your inbox