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Peter Eisler

Congress presses DOJ to improve jail reporting system after Reuters report

Oct 21 2020

WASHINGTON Congressional leaders are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to strengthen its tracking of deaths in local jails following a Reuters investigation that identified thousands of inmate fatalities and spurred criticism from human rights groups.

Special Report: Why 4,998 died in U.S. jails without getting their day in court

Oct 16 2020

By Peter Eisler, Linda So, Jason Szep, Grant Smith and Ned Parker | Video

Special Report: 'Death Sentence' - the hidden coronavirus toll in U.S. jails and prisons

May 18 2020

When COVID-19 began tearing through Detroit’s county jail system in March, authorities had no diagnostic tests to gauge its spread. But the toll became clear as deaths mounted. First, one of the sheriff’s jail commanders died; then, a deputy in a medical unit. | Video

Special Report: Countries, companies risk billions in race for coronavirus vaccine

Apr 27 2020

By Julie Steenhuysen, Peter Eisler, Allison Martell and Stephanie Nebehay

SPECIAL REPORT- Countries, companies risk billions in race for coronavirus vaccine

Apr 27 2020

By Julie Steenhuysen, Peter Eisler, Allison Martell and Stephanie Nebehay In the race to develop a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, charities and Big Pharma firms are sinking billions of dollars into bets with extraordinarily low odds of success.

Special Report: How federal snafus slowed testing at a top U.S. hospital

Apr 07 2020

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia The lab directors at the University of Virginia Medical Center felt powerless. | Video

Releasing inmates, screening staff: U.S. jails and prisons rush to limit virus risks

Mar 22 2020

The coronavirus is invading U.S. jails and prisons, prompting inmate releases, reduced bail requirements and other extraordinary measures as officials rush to avert a potentially disastrous spread of the virus among crowded inmate populations.

Trump administration reverses course on worker safety rule involving beryllium

Sep 27 2019

NEW YORK The Trump administration has scrapped plans to roll back safety rules protecting construction and shipyard workers from exposure to beryllium, a toxic, carcinogenic element found in abrasive powders often used to remove rust and paint from ship hulls.

As death toll keeps rising, U.S. communities start rethinking Taser use

Feb 04 2019

Warren Ragudo died after two Taser shocks by police intervening in a family altercation. Ramzi Saad died after a Taser shock by police during a dispute between Saad and his mother. Chinedu Okobi died after police used a Taser to subdue him in a confrontation they blamed on his refusal to stop walking in traffic. | Video

Special Report: The political battle behind the dismantling of a worker safety rule

Jan 23 2019

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. When Wardell Davis landed work with a Norfolk, Virginia, shipbuilding contractor in the fall of 2007, he felt lucky. | Video

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