The Winners of the 20th Annual Media for a Just Society Awards

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The Winners of the 20th Annual Media for a Just Society Awards

June 20, 2013 | by

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency is delighted to announce this year’s winners of our Media for a Just Society (MJS) Awards. NCCD’s MJS Awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues. This year, more than 100 entries from 38 different outlets competed for honors in the categories of book, film, magazine, newspaper, radio, TV/video, and web.

The winners are:

Book: Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption by Nancy Mullane, Clive Priddle, and Brandon Proia, PublicAffairs

Film: The Central Park Five, Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, IFC Films

Magazine: “Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America’s Prisons,” Shane Bauer, James West, and Monika Bauerlein, Mother Jones

Newspaper: “Will Juvenile Lifers Get a Second Chance?”, Alan Prendergast, Westword

Radio: “The Cost of Doing Time,” Amanda Aronczyk, John Biewen, and Jeremy Skeet, BBC

TV/Video: “Law and Disorder,” Jesse Lava, Robert Greenwald, and Jordan Melograna, Brave New Foundation

Web: “The Other Death Sentence,” James Ridgeway, Mother Jones

This year’s winners were chosen by our accomplished panel of judges, who include eminent professionals from the fields of journalism, television, juvenile justice, and philanthropy:

  • Sonja Sohn, star of HBO’s The Wire and ABC’s Body of Proof, and founder of ReWired for Change;
  • Daniel Klaidman, national political and White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast and author of Kill or Capture;
  • Julio Marcial, Program Director, The California Wellness Foundation;
  • Liz Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Campaign for Youth Justice; and 

Join us for the MJS Awards Ceremony at the W Hotel in San Francisco on October 2 as we honor our winners and present our special guest, Andrew Solomon, author of the landmark book Far From the Tree, with NCCD’s first Distinguished Achievement Award in Nonfiction.

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