Criminal Justice

Prisons, courts, and police departments are the focal point of some of the most ambitious and consequential reporting by Pulitzer Center grantees. These stories unravel abuse, loopholes, and compromises, as well as individual and collective acts of resistance and resilience in criminal justice systems around the world. Through powerful photography, data journalism, and innovative storytelling, Pulitzer Center grantees investigate systemic discrimination—now exacerbated by automated technologies—follow the money and political influence, and illuminate the untold stories and motivations of perpetrators, victims, and those charged with protecting communities.