Posted inMethodist Hospital and Debt Collection

Methodist Le Bonheur almost never gave discounts to poor patients during collections, documents show

Since 2014, Memphis’ largest health care system, collected just over $169 million from more than 977,000 patients with bills at least 30 days past due, but only 1% of those received financial assistance during the collections process, the hospital reported in a lengthy response to a query from Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee.

Posted inPolicing in America

A Black family fights to get their kids back from Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

This story has been republished with permission from Tennessee Lookout. Read the original story here. A Black family from Georgia is fighting for the return of their five young children from the custody of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services after a traffic stop in Manchester, Tenn. last month.  Bianca Clayborne and Deonte Williams were […]

Posted inPolicing in America

Aggressive policing in Memphis goes far beyond the Scorpion Unit

This article was published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system, and the Institute for Public Service Reporting. Sign up for The Marshall Project’s newsletters, and follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Reginald Dean took a long pull on his cigarette and leaned against the […]

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MLK50 takes break for self-care

Producing radical journalism requires radical action. That includes self-care. To that end, the staff of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism is taking a break this week to rest and regroup. We will return on March 13 and the newsletter will resume March 20. During our downtime, our social media will be silent and no stories will […]