Press

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The Medill Justice Project draws national and local media attention from such outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, United Press International, American Journalism Review, American Bar Association Journal, the French TV outlet Canal+, the Spanish-language news network Univision, Chicago Public Radio, The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, Fox Chicago, The Herald Tribune, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Al Jazeera America and others.

 

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The Lens: National Debate Over Solitary Confinement Puts Spotlight on Angola Inmate’s 35 Years in ‘the Hole’

New Orleans-based media outlet The Lens republished The Medill Justice Project’s story about solitary confinement coming under greater scrutiny in the United States. Read the full story here.

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El Confidencial: El Castigo Más Inhumano: Qué Ocurre Cuando Pasas 30 Años Aislado en Una Celda

Héctor G. Barnés of Spain’s El Confidencial writes about the effects of solitary confinement and highlights The Medill Justice Project’s investigation of Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore’s case. Read the full story here.

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College Magazine: CM’s Top 10 Journalism Schools 2014

Ross Tetzloff of College Magazine selects the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University as one of the top 10 journalism schools and highlights The Medill Justice Project. Read the full story here.

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Time: What 28 Years of Solitary Confinement Does to the Mind

Alexandra Sifferlin writes about the psychological effects of solitary confinement and reports on The Medill Justice Project’s investigation of Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore’s case. Read the full story here.

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Time: Louisiana Warden May Release Inmate from 28 Straight Years in Solitary

Dan Kedmey covers The Medill Justice Project’s interview with the warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary in which he discussed why Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore has been in solitary confinement. Read the full story here.

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The Advocate: Warden Considers Ending Angola Inmate’s Solitary Confinement After 28 Straight Years

The Advocate republished The Medill Justice Project’s story in which Warden Burl Cain of Louisiana State Penitentiary shared his views on solitary confinement. Read the full story here.

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The Lens: Warden Considers Ending Angola Inmate’s Solitary Confinement After 28 Straight Years

New Orleans-based media outlet The Lens republished The Medill Justice Project’s story about a Louisiana prison warden’s views on solitary confinement. Read the full story here.

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Solitary Watch: Seven Days in Solitary [7/20/14]

The web-based project Solitary Watch included The Medill Justice Project’s exclusive interview with the warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary in its roundup of noteworthy links to news on solitary confinement. Read the full story here.

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Raw Story: Warden’s Offer of Christian Rehab Suggests Black Panther’s 35 Years in Solitary Was Political

David Edwards reports on The Medill Justice Project’s exclusive interview with the warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary who shared his views on the use of solitary confinement. Read the full story here.

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Wisconsin State Journal: Challenges to ‘Shaken Baby’ Convictions Mounting

Reporter Dee J. Hall writes about new developments in the legal arena regarding shaken-baby syndrome cases and mentions Jennifer Del Prete’s release from prison and The Medill Justice Project’s shaken-baby syndrome database. Read the full story here.

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Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: Key Witness Now Casts Doubt on Baby Sitter’s Guilt in Baby’s Death

Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel writes about the joint investigation of a shaken-baby syndrome case by The Medill Justice Project and the Wisconsin State Journal that was first published as a two-part series in the Wisconsin State Journal. Read the full story here.

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Marshfield News-Herald: Conviction in Baby’s Death in Doubt

The Marshfield News-Herald shares an investigative two-part series about a shaken-baby syndrome case written by The Medill Justice Project and the Wisconsin State Journal. Read the full story here.

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Fond du Lac Reporter: Experts Question Science Behind Shaken Infant Syndrome

The Fond du Lac Reporter shares a joint investigation by The Medill Justice Project and the Wisconsin State Journal of a shaken-baby syndrome case that was published as a two-part series. Read the full story here.

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CBS Chicago: Woman Freed in Baby’s Death: ‘I’m Not Bitter’

Dana Kozlov covers Jennifer Del Prete’s first public appearance after her release from prison due in part to evidence discovered by The Medill Justice Project. Read the full story here.

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NBC News: Wrongly Accused of Shaken Baby Abuse: Case Puts Focus on Legal Debate

Tim Stelloh of NBC News covers a shaken-baby syndrome case in Omaha, Neb., one of the nation’s top “hot spots” for shaken-baby syndrome cases, according to a Medill Justice Project study. Read the full story here.

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The Daily Northwestern: Medill Justice Project celebrates Jennifer Del Prete’s Release from Prison

Tyler Pager reports on The Medill Justice Project’s investigation of Jennifer Del Prete’s case, from its discovery of a letter pointing to her innocence during the investigation to its presence at her release from prison. Read the full story here.

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Oak Park-River Forest Patch: First Day of Freedom ‘Surreal’ for Day Care Worker Who Spent 10 Years in Prison

Dennis Robaugh reports on Jennifer Del Prete’s reunion with her family after her release from prison on bond that was due in part to evidence found by a Medill Justice Project investigation. Read the full story here.

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Plainfield Patch: Convicted Day Care Worker Released from Prison

Shannon Antinori reports on Judge Kennelly’s order to release Jennifer Del Prete on bond as her case works through the courts and mentions The Medill Justice Project’s investigation of Del Prete’s case. Read the full story here.

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