Crime Report | On Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting 2012-2013

Crime Report: ” … Cindy Chang’s eight-part series about the prison culture in Louisiana for The Times-Picayune won the 2012-2013 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award (series category). Her series, “Louisiana Incarcerated,” documented how local governments use state subsidies for housing jail inmates to keep themselves financially afloat—a practice that has resulted in Louisiana locking up a higher percentage of its citizens than anywhere else in the world. The series fueled public support for passage of a state bill making some nonviolent offenders eligible for earlier parole. The other writers on the series were Jan Moller, John Simerman and Jonathan Tilove… [RESTOFSTORY]

“Read The Times-Picayune series, “Louisiana Incarcerated” here”

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