Olivia López's story is a troubling counternarrative to the accounts given by officials who describe a Texas family detention center as a safe place where mothers and children can stay during their asylum proceedings.
Is California in for another megadrought? Optimists have begun talking about the mega El Niño, which could change everything.
Susie Day is a writer who specializes in prison issues and political satire. A collection of her work will be published late in 2014 by Abington Square Publishing.