NPR, Laura Sullivan Honored With DuPont Award
December 22, 2010 at 4:44 PM (PT)
Congrats to NPR and LAURA SULLIVAN for being named as one of the 2011 ALFRED I. DUPONT-COLUMBIA AWARD Winners for "Bonding for Profit," a three-part series about the deeply flawed bail bonds system
In her look at the bail bonding industry, SULLIVAN spent months following a prisoner who cannot make $400 bail, and interviewed law enforcement officials. The series also brings to light the other side of the industry -- lobbyists for bail bondsmen and their clout. The series helped spark a larger debate about early release programs and those who profit from the current system.