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Liliana Segura

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Liliana Segura is an award-winning investigative journalist covering the U.S. criminal justice system, with a longtime focus on harsh sentencing, the death penalty, and wrongful convictions. She was previously an associate editor and contributor to the Nation, where she earned a 2014 Media for a Just Society Award for her writing on prison profiteering. 

Currently senior editor at The Intercept, her work there has earned the Texas Gavel Award and the Innocence Network Journalism Award. In 2019 she was honored in the Abolitionist category of the Frederick Douglass 200, a recognition given by the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

Segura has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN International, Democracy Now!, and numerous other outlets. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post and Colorlines and has been reprinted in outlets ranging from prison magazines to the anthologies The Best American Legal Writing and Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • 2011