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Liliana Segura

Innocence Network Journalism Award Winner


Liliana Segura is an investigative journalist covering the U.S. criminal justice system, with a longtime focus on harsh sentencing, the death penalty, and wrongful convictions. She is currently a Senior Writer at The Intercept, where she has covered topics ranging from faulty forensics to juvenile life without parole. She was previously an editor at The Nation Magazine, where she edited a number of award-winning stories and earned a Media For a Just Society Award for her coverage of prison profiteering. 

Segura has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN International, DemocracyNow! and other outlets and her speaking engagements have included public interviews with authors like Michelle Alexander and Bryan Stevenson. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post and has been reprinted in an array of places, from prison magazines to the anthologies "The Best American Legal Writing" and "Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You." She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and two dogs.