After our investigation, the Department of Justice decided to end its contracts with private prisons. Read our story, and what it took to report it.
Kat Aaron a project editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop in Washington, DC. Before joining IRW, she was a staff writer at the Center for Public Integrity, where she covered financial and economic issues. Until July 2008, she was codirector of People’s Production House, a nonprofit journalism and media policy organization in New York City. She tweets about economics, politics, journalism and occasionally food at @kataaron.