Sharon Cohen, The Associated Press

Sharon Cohen

The Associated Press

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • Yahoo Finance
Past:
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • ABC4 Utah
  • KY3 News
  • ksprnews
  • seattlepi
  • Globe Gazette
  • WABI_TV5
  • KCRG
  • WOWT 6 News
  • nbc15_madison
  • and more…

Recent articles by Sharon:

Elizabeth Warren's rise started by looking at the bottom

As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren traveled to federal courthouses, studying families overwhelmed by debt. At the same time, she cites her bankruptcy studies for revealing the real damage caused by these economic forces. → Read More

AP investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

A Knoxville case is highlighted in an Associated Press investigation into how many U.S. jails fail to prevent suicide. → Read More

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Over 25 hours, one inmate begged for a doctor, screamed "help me," tore a blanket into strips and then killed herself. Another inmate, locked up on a probation violation and suffering from mental illness, threatened to choke herself. With suicides a problem in local jails across the U.S., → Read More

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry and desperate. She’d called every day that week, begging for help. → Read More

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. → Read More

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. → Read More

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. I have to get out of here! she screamed. Fillmore was in the Duchesne County Jail on a charge of violating probation in a drug case; she had reportedly failed to report a change of address. At 25,… → Read More

Q&A: A look at the issue of mentally ill inmates in jails

The nation's jails face increasing pressures as they house large numbers of mentally ill and addicted inmates. But the policies that contributed to this problem are decades in the making. Here's a look at why the population of troubled inmates has increased in jails and what's being done to address the problem: __ HOW MANY JAIL INMATES ARE MENTALLY ILL? About 2 million times each year, the… → Read More

Q&A: A look at the issue of mentally ill inmates in jails

The nation's jails face increasing pressures as they house large numbers of mentally ill and addicted inmates. But the policies that contributed to this problem are decades in the making. → Read More

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry and desperate. She'd called every day that week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. At 25, Fillmore had long struggled with mental illness, but Xanax and hyperactivity medication had stabilized her. Now, she was locked up on a probation violation, and she told her mother the jail nurse was… → Read More

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry and desperate. She'd called every day that week, begging for help. → Read More

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. → Read More

Mass shootings transform how America talks, prays, prepares

The unending litany of mass shootings in recent years — the latest, on Friday, leaving 12 dead in Virginia Beach, Virginia — has built an unacknowledged community of heartbreak, touching and warping the lives of untold thousands. → Read More

Mass shootings transform how America talks, prays, prepares

The unending litany of mass shootings in recent years — the latest, on Friday, leaving 12 dead in Virginia Beach, Virginia — has built an unacknowledged community of heartbreak, touching and warping the lives of untold thousands. → Read More

Mass shootings transform how America talks, prays, prepares

The unending litany of mass shootings in recent years — the latest, on Friday, leaving 12 dead in Virginia Beach, Virginia — has built an unacknowledged community of heartbreak, touching and warping the lives of untold thousands. → Read More

Mass shootings transform how America talks, prays, prepares

The unending litany of mass shootings in recent years — the latest, on Friday, leaving 12 dead in Virginia Beach, Virginia — has built an unacknowledged community of heartbreak, touching and warping the lives of untold thousands. → Read More

Mass shootings transform how America talks, prays, prepares

The unending litany of mass shootings in recent years — the latest, on Friday, leaving 12 dead in Virginia Beach, Virginia — has built an unacknowledged community of heartbreak, touching and warping the lives of untold thousands. → Read More

Mass shootings have created a community forged by heartbreak and trauma

Mass shootings account for a tiny percentage of homicides, but their scale sets them apart. → Read More

Mass shootings have created a community forged by heartbreak and trauma

Mass shootings account for a tiny percentage of homicides, but their scale sets them apart. → Read More

Mass shootings have created a community forged by heartbreak and trauma

Mass shootings account for a tiny percentage of homicides, but their scale sets them apart. → Read More