Liliana Segura is an award-winning investigative journalist covering the U.S. criminal justice system, with a longtime focus on harsh sentencing, the death penalty, and wrongful convictions. She was previously an associate editor at the Nation Magazine, where she edited a number of award-winning stories and earned a 2014 Media for a Just Society Award for her writing on prison profiteering. While at The Intercept, Segura has received the Texas Gavel Award in 2016 and the 2017 Innocence Network Journalism Award for her investigations into convictions in Arizona and Ohio. In 2019 she was honored in the Abolitionist category of the Frederick Douglass 200, a recognition given by the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.
Segura has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN International, Democracy Now!, and numerous other outlets. Her speaking engagements have included public interviews with authors such as Michelle Alexander and Bryan Stevenson. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post and Colorlines, and has been reprinted in outlets ranging from prison magazines to the anthologies “The Best American Legal Writing” and “Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You.” She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Oklahoma Slows Down Frenzied Execution Spree and Launches Probe Into Richard Glossip Case
Attorney General Gentner Drummond upended the execution calendar and gave Glossip a new chance to prove his innocence.
Oklahoma Executes Scott Eizember, the First of 11 People It Plans to Kill This Year
Eizember spent his final days fighting the state over his right to have a spiritual adviser present in the death chamber.
Murder at the MotelFacing His Eighth Execution Date, Richard Glossip Asks for Clemency
An Oklahoma court refused to consider new evidence of Glossip’s innocence. Now the state’s parole board may be his last chance.
Death and DerelictionBarry Jones Is Spending Another Holiday Season on Death Row. Could It Be His Last?
At an upcoming settlement conference in federal court, lawyers for Jones will try to negotiate an end to his long legal saga.