Approximately 2,700 women are serving time at Lowell Correctional Institution, the nation’s largest women’s prison. On this episode, Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown discusses her year-long investigation into Lowell. Documents, interviews and a Facebook page for former inmates helped her expose a world of sexual extortion, abuse and corruption inside the Florida prison.
Looking for links to the stories, resources and events we discussed on this week’s podcast? We’ve collected them for you.
- Read “Beyond Punishment,” the Miami Herald’s series on Lowell Correctional Institution.
- Members only: Download a tipsheet from Julie Brown on covering corrections officers and prisons.
- Members only: Listen to Julie Brown talk about prisons, jails and punishment at the 2015 IRE Conference in Philadelphia. She is part of a panel with Eileen Sullivan, Ted Gest, David Rudovsky and John Wetzel.
- Members only: Download a tipsheet on investigating prison abuse by Wendy Halloran of KPNX-Phoenix.