2017 Single-Topic News or Feature for Print/Online (Large Staff) Finalist: Eli Hager
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This profile by The Marshall Project for The New York Times explores how universities weighed an aspiring scholar’s potential against her past, raising questions about attitudes toward ex-inmates who have served their time.
Comments from the Judges
“Incredible story – raises important questions for higher education, particularly as the number of people with prison records continues to grow.”
“Truly remarkable and memorable work. Strong on every level.”