Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

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Environmentalists Say 'Threatened' Status For Bats Not Enough

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Northern long-eared bats were listed as a "threatened" species this week after being ravaged by a disease that has killed millions of bats. Some environmentalists say the protection is not enough.


Along Missouri's Waterways, Flooding Brings 'Total Devastation'

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Floods aren't over in the Midwest but some of the hardest hit small towns around St. Louis have begun cleaning up. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports from the Bourbeuse River.


New York Officials Announce Reforms To Solitary Confinement In Prisons

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

More than a thousand inmates will be released from solitary confinement under a deal made public in New York. State officials have agreed to reform the way prisoners are sent to isolation cells.


New York's Political Corruption Scandal Opens Door To Reform

Friday, December 11, 2015

New York's political culture is reeling as federal prosecutors target some of the state's most powerful politicians. Cases against top Republicans and Democrats have offered a scathing glimpse of an insider game involving kickbacks, cronyism, and a money-fueled culture that shapes everything from the debate over energy policy to medical funding. Critics are asking whether this is the moment when reform finally comes to Albany.


Give A Donation, Ask For Naming Rights

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

In New York, a billionaire couple asked that a college be renamed in their honor after they donated $20 million to the school. One expert says the request reflects a new trend among the megarich.


What To Do With Railroad Tank Cars That Are No Longer Safe Or Economical?

Monday, September 14, 2015

New safety regulations and a slump in oil prices means tens of thousands of railroad tank cars are being taken out of service. Railroads are scrambling to find space to store unwanted oil trains.


New York Begins To Question Solitary Confinement As Default

Monday, August 24, 2015

Many corrections officers oppose efforts to change the practice of isolating inmates. They say solitary confinement has been a trusted tool in American prisons for half a century.


How Solitary Confinement Became Hardwired In U.S. Prisons

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Early experiments in isolating inmates took place at a Philadelphia prison in the 1800s. Though discredited as cruel, the practice was later revived nationwide during the drug war.


Swimmers Take A Dive Off Bluish Stones Of New York's Boquet River

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The best rivers don't offer just one great swimming hole. They boast a whole chain of deep pools, high jumping rocks and great perches for lying in the sun with a book. North Country ...


New York Inmates Allegedly Assaulted By Corrections Officers After Prison Break

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dozens of inmates claim they suffered violence after the prison break in Dannemora, N.Y., earlier this summer. State officials say they have been investigating the claims for weeks. T...


Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In A Now 'Unchanged Eden'

Friday, July 24, 2015

A century and a half ago, the poet and philosopher headed to New York's Adirondack Mountains with some notable pals. Today, we follow his journey with a new crew, the help of a painting and a book.


FBI Examines Prison Security After Escape

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

With the manhunt over, new questions of how the prisoners escaped in first place get re-visited.

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A Dozen Officials Suspended As Probe Into N.Y. Prison Break Widens

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The house-cleaning of top administrators and guards at the prison where two inmates escaped comes as the FBI begins its own investigation into possible corruption and drug dealing at the facility.


'Nightmare' Prison Manhunt Comes to a Close

Monday, June 29, 2015

David Sweat, one of the escaped prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, was captured on Sunday after his accomplice, Richard Matt, was killed on Friday.


Escaped N.Y. Prisoner Richard Matt Fatally Shot By Police

Friday, June 26, 2015

Richard Matt, one of the escaped inmates from the Clinton Correctional Facility in northern New York, has been killed by police officers, reports say.


Thousands of Tips in a Manhunt to Nowhere

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Even with more than 2,000 tips from the public, investigators are still at a loss for where to find the two men who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility. 

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2nd Prison Worker Arrested In Connection With Helping Escaped Killers

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Authorities say veteran corrections officer Gene Palmer is accused of providing illegal contraband to the inmates. Civilian prison worker Joyce Mitchell has also been charged with aiding the men.


Police Discover DNA Evidence In New York Inmate Manhunt

Monday, June 22, 2015

State and federal officials say they found DNA evidence that ties two missing prison inmates to a remote area of northern New York about 30 miles west of Dannemora, N.Y.


DNA Found From Matt and Sweat

Monday, June 22, 2015

DNA from New York prison escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat has been found inside a burglarized cabin in upstate New York.

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After Prison Break In New York, Viral Video Raises Questions

Monday, June 22, 2015

A video shows a man approach the prison with a bag, which is hoisted up the prison wall and disappears out of view. Does this security lapse have anything to do with the escaped cons?