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.
Death and Dereliction“Innocence Isn’t Enough”: Arizona Urges the Supreme Court to Send Barry Jones Back to Death Row
The case has far-reaching implications: Should new evidence be ignored by the federal courts even when it exposes a wrongful conviction?
Murderville“When I Saw Him I Knew It Was Real”: Devonia Inman Is Free After 23 Years Behind Bars
Just over a month after a Georgia judge overturned his wrongful conviction, Inman was reunited with his family in time for Christmas.
Playing With FireNashville DA’s Office Seeks to Vacate Claude Garrett’s 29-Year-Old Murder Conviction
A reinvestigation of the case “dismantles every single piece of evidence previously believed to inculpate Garrett,” the director of the DA’s Conviction Review Unit wrote.
MurdervilleDevonia Inman Sees His Conviction Overturned After 23 Years Behind Bars
Prosecutorial misconduct and deficient lawyering deprived Inman of a fair trial, a judge ruled. Inman’s case was the subject of The Intercept’s “Murderville, Georgia” podcast.