By Daniel Wagner

Private company profits by helping prisons squeeze inmates' families for cash.

By Eleanor Bell and Daniel Wagner

Video: How a web of prison bankers, private vendors and corrections agencies profit by shifting costs onto inmates' families.

By Amirah Al Idrus

Former prisoners say funds earned in prison eaten away by exorbitant debit card fees.

Primary Source

Primary Source keeps you up-to-date on developments in the post-Citizens United world of money in politics.

Big Oil, Bad Air

Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas.

By Jim Morris, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer

In partnership with InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel, Center examines oil industry exploitation of Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Industry has transformed the state, but at what cost?

By Jim Morris and Lisa Song

No one at the Environmental Protection Agency has been willing to talk on the record about air pollution associated with fracking in Texas.

Medicare Advantage Money Grab

Billing errors cost taxpayers billions

By Fred Schulte, David Donald and Erin Durkin

Critics warned of billing abuse in Medicare Advantage health plans, but oversight is lagging.

By Fred Schulte

Billions in Medicare Advantage overpayments likely gone for good.

By Fred Schulte

Medicare Advantage home visits may not improve health, but boost risk scores and cost taxpayers billions.

Finance

The latest investigations about U.S. financial reform, corporate accountability and consumer finance.

Juvenile Justice

Scrutinizing controversial policies affecting young people at risk.

By Susan Ferriss

Court procedures leave minor offenders with few rights.

By Susan Ferriss

Groups trying to curb use of police in school discipline urge federal officials not give military weapons to campus police departments.

Broadband

Investigating the political power of the information technology industry.

By Allan Holmes

Municipal broadband boosts business, but often stops at city limits thanks to lobbying muscle of telecom giants.

By Allan Holmes and Amirah Al Idrus

Industry-backed law prohibits expansion of cities' Internet service

By Allan Holmes

Tennessee city seeks to expand municipal broadband service, pre-empting industry-backed state ban.

By Allan Holmes

Sprint, T-Mobile fought to maintain competition, merger talks show they're giving in.

Consider the Source

Seeking to ‘out’ shadowy political organizations flourishing in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.

By Michael Beckel

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee aired more TV ads in key Senate races last week than any other group.

By Rachel Baye, Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Ben Wieder

TV ad spending in state elections since 2010 is down, but the portion ponied up by political nonprofits and state-level super PACs rises.