Projects

Projects collect requests and articles to tell larger stories and give your audience an easy way to support your work and follow your progress.

The Private Prison Project

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  • 44% funded
  • $4405.00 raised
  • 107 backers
Despite what you've heard, for-profit detention continues to reap the rewards of an incarceration system filled to the brim and facing an uncertain future. Over the last two years, our FOIA requests have released thousands of documents that show how for-profit prisons have leveraged the legal system to their advantage, letting companies pick-and-choose inmates to off-load costs, ignore complaints and concerns, and create dangerous conditions for prisoners and staff alike. This is all done while billions of taxpayer dollars are funneled into these private companies, which then pour millions into politicians' campaigns to keep their growth going. With your help, we can provide needed scrutiny of an industry few are even aware exists.

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Subjects Matter: FBI Files

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  • 35% funded
  • $1750.00 raised
  • 13 backers
From Abbie Hoffman to Malcolm X, Ol' Dirty Bastard to the Insane Clown Posse, FBI files read like a veritable Who's Who of the 20th Century. This project aims to sift through the hundreds of thousands of agency archival material we've managed to get released, so we can better understand why the Bureau had an eye on these people - and through that, better understand who they're keeping tabs on today.

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FOIA the Trump Administration

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FOIA requests regarding the Trump administration and transition.

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Unearthing CREST: CIA's Declassified Archives

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After our three-year lawsuit led to the public release of 13 million pages of declassified CIA records, we've begun a daily-deep dive into the depths of the Agency's seven-decade history.

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Counting the Uncounted: The Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Project

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  • 46% funded
  • $530.00 raised
  • 9 backers
  • 5┬ádays, 15┬áhours remaining
Despite an estimated 175,000 sexual assault evidence collection kits that sit untested in evidence rooms and crime labs across the country, there is no federal law in place mandating policies or testing of kits, and we don't know how many more go uncounted. This project aims to end that, one city and one kit at a time.

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