Here are five close-to-home ways for you to learn more about the private prison industry, and to contribute to the ongoing discussion about their use.
This week, see how FOIA has helped open a secretive EPA, what you helped uncover in Rumsfeld’s memos, and which agencies made the worst of the worst - plus how you can win free MuckRock requests and swag!
Progress rarely comes in a straight line, particularly when it comes to public records and transparency. This week, some stories about the ups and downs after reforms happen, including challenges at the state, local, and federal level.
The best records requests are specific, so if you want to know how the Trump administration’s aggressive immigration enforcement tactics are impacting your area, why not ask your local institutions?
Kevin Schmidt sent this request to the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) of Washington, DC