Water shortages from climate change and large-scale commercial agriculture sparked protests last year in Zagora, Morocco. Hear from residents about the new lack of clean water in the parched neighborhood, which may be a sign of things to come as water becomes more scarce — in this African country and elsewhere. This audio was produced as part of a School for International Training study abroad program, in association with Round Earth Media. Photo Credit: Sophie Nunnally
Facilities for juveniles aren’t the archaic punitive dungeons they used to be. We travel to Laurel, Md., to see how New Beginnings and the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services are changing the way we treat teens in the criminal justice system. Girls and black boys are still at higher risk of being put behind bars, and leaders struggle with how to change that. Photo Credit: Jarrad Henderson
Daniel Tapia, left, and Troy Delome found an escape from repeat offenses at The First 72+. Tapia says he was "trained for prison" from an early age, influenced by men who were in his life when he was a child.
Asia says she was "lit" at her own court proceedings because she "knew she was going in to lose." She describes what it's like to be in prison, and what it's like to face losing time spent with her young son.
The last thing you might expect is for an ex-inmate from a maximum security prison to become an optician. But Derrick Perique, who has been incarcerated five times, found a way to defy the odds. Hear how he made it, and how the New Orleans non-profit First 72 Plus helped him do it.
Oklahoma inmate Candace Harp-Harlow has spent nearly her entire life incarcerated. USA TODAY's Policing the USA freelancer Lottie Joiner takes a look at the 29-year-old's prison experiences and the Oklahoma system to find out what she and other women need to break free. For more on Policing the USA's Re-entry project, visit reentry.usatoday.com.
We went to Baltimore's 21215 community to find out what life is like in the Zip code that was one of the most raided by police in 2013-2014, the most recent years with statistics. What changes does the community want to see from police? What do they think police are doing OK? Here are their stories of tragedy and pain; unity and the push for progress.
USA TODAY science reporter Doyle Rice talks with Charlene Washington about how weather conditions are shaping up for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 and why those eclipse glasses are not just a marketing scheme.
Casey Irwin was locked up three times for theft, bank fraud and selling drugs. She felt that she didn't learn much that helped her improve her life in the outside world until her last stint in the system.
Jesse Wiese had a job when he was released from prison in 2006. He slung manure for about eight months before become the re-entry manager for Prison Fellowship. He managed 75 men coming out of the Iowa prison system.
Friday's inaugural forecast calls rain during the swearing-in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Temperature-wise, though, the weather will be downright balmy compared to Barack Obama's first inauguration ceremony or Ronald Reagan's second — and definitely better than it was for No. 9, William Henry Harrison. He died of pneumonia a month after standing outside in the cold and rain with no hat or coat in 1841. USA TODAY's Charlene Washington and Doyle Rice talk...
David Rimer, a 59-year-old white male, carries a weapon and has been pulled over by police. He's been ticketed and his weapon has been confiscated. Listen to what he says is fair interaction during traffic stops. (Photo: Jack Gruber, USA TODAY)
American clown and social activist "Patch Adams" tells USA TODAY's Kim Hjelmgaard in St Petersburg why he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin may hold the key to good relations between Moscow and Washington.
On Sunday and Monday (Nov. 13-14), astronomy fans will be treated to the biggest supermoon in 75 years. USA TODAY's Charlene Washington and Doyle Rice offer tips on how to best view and photograph it. They also offer a little history behind what used to be called "the beaver moon."