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CNN, Anchorage Daily News Win 2020 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Justice Reporting Prizes

The 15th annual awards, the nation’s most prestigious prizes for justice journalism, went to Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken of CNN for their exposé of privatized prison health care, and Kyle Hopkins of the Anchorage Daily News for his series examining the plight of indigenous Alaskans living with no police protection. John Jay President Karol Mason also announced 26 journalists have been chosen as John Jay justice reporting fellows for this year.

Docuseries on Mass Incarceration Wins Media Award

Michael Kenneth Williams and Vice Media have been named the winner of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency’s Distinguished Achievement Award for “Raised in the System,” an episode of HBO’s docuseries “Vice” that “illustrates the multigenerational impacts of mass incarceration.”