2019 Features (Small Staff) Finalist: Rebecca Koenig
About the Entry
Rebecca Koenig’s solutions-based story showed readers the surprising things that are happening in the special learning wing of a DC jail, where some inmates live and test educational pilot programs.
Comments from the Judges
“The story’s impact is impressive, bringing attention and resources to a program that has demonstrated effectiveness.”
“I was impressed by the obstacles overcome to report this story: the noise inside the jail, how challenging it must have been to gain the inmates’ trust.”