Reveal exposes how a treatment for drug addiction has turned tens of thousands of people into an unpaid, shadow workforce.
For decades, work-based rehabs have spread across the country. No one knows how many are out there, so we counted them ourselves.
Despite deadly injuries and multiple investigations into illegal labor practices, work-based rehabs are an American growth industry.
A Texas woman seeking an abortion asks: “Why is my life not important enough to the governor and the other men making these decisions?”
“I can’t fathom this being legitimate,” one former Labor Department investigator says of a drug rehab’s work program.
Three out of four Americans without reliable high-speed internet access live in urban areas. Most haven’t connected because they can’t afford it.
At the federal level, the White House has interfered with the EPA’s evaluation of the chemical, which can cause cancers and deform fetal hearts.
Before sunrise, a line of passenger vans heads to job sites across Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They carry squads of unpaid laborers.
Part of our illustrated series on inequity in the time of pandemic.