Social Media Editor, Reporter
Allison Herrera is a multimedia reporter and editor living in Minneapolis. She's covered issues ranging from the environment to women in prison. Before joining PRI, Herrera worked in Oklahoma covering Native American communities for KOSU Radio. Her project Invisible Nations was part of AIR's Localore project Finding America.
Conflict & Justice
Trump's pick to lead the CIA oversaw some of the "black sites" that used torture against terrorism suspects in the wake of 9/11. Can she lead one of the nation's top agencies? Some say no.
Arts, Culture & Media
Boston artist Bren Bataclan often gives away his paintings with a note asking people to "smile at random people more often."
In 2015, 40-year-old Ronna Stone was looking at another prison sentence until she was offered a way out and a new life.
Oklahoma has had the highest female incarceration rate in the nation. It's been that way for the last 25 years. The state imprisons 151 out of every 100,000 women, according to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics — more than double the national rate. Cherise Greer is out of the system but is now faced with the challenges of life on the outside.
"We cannot arrest our way out of the problem," some advocates say.