Press releases

Official written announcements from The Medill Justice Project.


April 6, 2017: Investigating an old murder case built on circumstantial evidence, The Medill Justice Project finds police records and witness accounts that don’t add up

Aug. 18, 2017: For the first time in its history, The Medill Justice Project reports from overseas. The U.S. military gives MJP rare access to detention camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba

Aug. 25, 2017: The Medill Justice Project investigates Chicago-area case in which the accused didn’t pull the trigger but was sentenced to 35 years in a fatal shooting

Dec. 15, 2017: The Medill Justice Project premieres documentary examining a 17-year-old St. Louis murder case in which a key eyewitness recants

Dec. 21, 2017: In a 14-week photo investigation, The Medill Justice Project documents the vacant, blighted properties owned by Washington, D.C.


June 13, 2016: Medill Justice Project investigation finds crucial details overlooked in case against Florida man condemned to death row

July 13, 2016: Medill Justice Project podcast provides rare behind-the-scenes look at investigation of death row inmate’s case

Sept. 19, 2016: Medill Justice Project investigates ‘three-strikes law’

Dec. 20, 2016: Medill Justice Project discovers revelatory information in shaken-baby syndrome case where convicted mother maintains her innocence

Dec. 21, 2016: Medill Justice Project premieres death penalty documentary


June 9, 2015: Medill Justice Project tracks down eyewitness 10 years later who says convicted killer didn’t commit the crime


Feb. 21, 2014: The Medill Justice Project launches the Journalism Justice Network to connect reporters who investigate the criminal justice system


March 19, 2013: The Medill Justice Project probes expert witnesses in ‘shaken-baby’ murder conviction

Aug. 27, 2013: The Medill Justice Project database analysis reveals gender discrepancy in shaken-baby syndrome accusations

Sept. 23, 2013: The Medill Justice Project and the Center on Wrongful Convictions presents a film screening of true-crime documentary “Scenes of a Crime” and Q&A with the filmmakers

Dec. 10, 2013: New Medill Justice Project study shows hot spots throughout the United States with higher rates of shaken-baby syndrome cases


Oct. 2, 2012: The Medill Justice Project examines convictions in deaths attributed to shaken-baby syndrome

Dec. 11, 2012: The Medill Justice Project investigation finds lingering questions in shaken-baby syndrome case