Investigating prison abuse (Sponsored by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and The Dart Society)
- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Saturday, June 16 at 2:30 p.m.
- Location: Salon A-B
- Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio
The American prison system is under unprecedented pressures, with the legacies of overcrowding and tough-on-crime policies of past decades colliding with state budget crises. Panelists will discuss hidden and undercovered stories in the state and federal prison system, from solitary confinement to the impact of budget cuts to children of incarcerated parents.
Investigating Prison Abuse
Halloran's Powerpoint goes over how to gather facts, collect evidence and what to do when you encounter road blocks in your investigation into prisons and prison abuse.
Chang gives three thorough tips on what to remember when investigating prisons. From humanizing the inmates to remembering to cover the statistics.