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Human Rights Grantee The Marshall Project Receives Journalism Award

Last year, an investigation by Christie Thompson of The Marshall Project and Joseph Shapiro of National Public Radio found out that many state and federal prisons in the United States have been doubling up inmates in solitary confinement, to dire consequences. 

This month, these two journalists received the 2017 George Polk Award in Justice Reporting for their work. You can read Thompson’s and Shapiro’s full article here.

The Marshall Project, a grantee of the Foundation’s Human Rights program, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that specializes in reporting on the U.S. criminal justice system. Learn more about it by visiting their website.  

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