Pulitzers Honor Criminal Justice Coverage
The Marshall Project
April 19, 2016

An excerpt from The Marshall Project’s Opening Statement:

“An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” a piece by The Marshall Project (TMP) posted in December in collaboration with ProPublica, won a 2016 Pulitzer Prize in the “Explanatory Reporting” category.

It was co-authored by TMP’s Ken Armstrong, who won his fourth Pulitzer. In addition, TMP’s Tom Robbins was a finalist this year in the local reporting category for his joint work with The New York Times on accountability in New York’s prisons.

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The Pulitzer Committee Monday honored other journalists for their coverage of criminal justice. John Hackworth in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, won for editorial writing for his coverage of a deadly assault on an inmate by corrections officers. Pulitzer.org

The Washington Post won for its creation of a national database of police shooting victims. Pulitzer.org

Reporters at the Tampa Bay Times and Sarasota Herald-Tribune won for their work detailing escalating violence and neglect in Florida’s mental hospitals. Pulitzer.org

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