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.
The Hidden Cruelty of Trump’s Executions
Less than a week after executing Christopher Vialva in front of his mother and aunt, the DOJ announced it will kill Orlando Hall next.
Trump Prepares to Execute Christopher Vialva for a Crime He Committed as a Teenager
Vialva is the first Black man to face execution during Trump’s killing spree. He is set to die on September 24.
Trump’s Execution Spree Continues at Federal Killing Ground in Indiana
More federal executions have been carried out in 2020 than in the past 57 years combined.
Over the Objections of the Navajo Nation, Trump Prepares to Execute Lezmond Mitchell
Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, is scheduled to die on August 26. But his case raises red flags.