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.
Murder at the MotelOklahoma Lawmaker Calls for Investigation of Prosecutors Who Convicted Richard Glossip
Glossip faces a December execution date as Oklahoma lawmakers call attention to new evidence of prosecutorial misconduct in his case.
Murder at the MotelExplosive New Evidence Points to Richard Glossip’s Innocence. Why Is Oklahoma Still Trying to Kill Him?
As witnesses came out of the woodwork and an independent report cast grave doubt on Glossip’s conviction, the state set a new execution date.
Will a Federal Investigation Reveal the Truth About Deaths at USP Atlanta?
Sirrena Buie’s 26-year-old son died at the federal prison in 2017. Five years later, she is still searching for answers.
The Twisted Legal Path to Oklahoma’s Looming Execution Spree
A long-awaited trial was supposed to decide whether Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol was cruel and unusual punishment. But it was rigged from the start.