A public health journalist and frequent contributor to The Lancet's medical journal news desks, Bryant Furlow's previous reporting has included investigations into racial profiling at an Albuquerque maternity hospital, lax state regulation of the health insurance industry, rural ambulance response times following EMS budget cuts, the nursing home industry's fight against pandemic response plan requirements, and the off-label sedation of jail inmates with prescription psychiatric drugs — a practice that led to a regional street trade, overdoses and deaths in northern N.M. He covered the COVID-19 pandemic through 2020 for New Mexico In Depth and ProPublica, and racial disparities in school discipline in 2022, as part of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. Contact Bryant at [email protected] or text/Signal him at (505) 440-0055.
New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez wants the Legislature to make explicit his power to investigate possible civil rights violations in New Mexico, with a focus first on children, including racial disparities in school discipline and problems at the state’s troubled child welfare department. Torrez cited recent reports of a “pattern of disparate penalties or […]