The John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium invites journalists, legislators, policymakers, scholars, and practitioners to the Manhatten college annually for candid on-the-record discussions on emerging issues of U.S. criminal justice.
I was selected as a John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Reporting Fellow in 2014 for my work investigating harsh and inconsistent sentencing practices in Mississippi.
I was selected from a wide pool of applicants based on investigative reporting projects currently underway or in the planning stage related to the topics explored at the time.
As a part of the Symposium, I was able to work with organizations like the Pew Research Center to shine a light on the state of incarceration in Mississippi. Following the reporting of myself and other talented Mississippi reporters, the state’s sentencing laws were reformed.