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IRE Journal: Q1 2017

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Date: 2017



This issue of The IRE Journal features stories about prison investigations. The stories offer insight into how a single death sparked a yearlong investigation into regional jails and inmate medical care, how reporters from The Marshall Project and NPR uncovered a common but hidden practice within prisons, 10 lessons on going undercover in private prisons, tips for quanitfiying racial inequities in prisons, and how public records can shine a light on America's private prison industry. This issue also features an investigation into artificial turf grass, a story on exosing toxic lead levels in National Guard armories, and learnings from Electionland (a nationwide, social newsgathering experiment).

The Journal is included with IRE membership. Members may download full, archived issues of the the Journal for free.

Nonmembers may purchase a digital copy for $10. Please contact Amy Johnston, IRE membership coordinator, at to learn about subscription options.

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