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 Long Shadow of Virginia’s Death Penalty
Virginia made history when it abolished capital punishment. But for those who were proximate to the state’s 113 executions, closure remains complicated.
Out for BloodAfter Trump’s Execution Spree, Lingering Trauma and a Push for Abolition
As momentum builds to abolish the federal death penalty, the loved ones of those killed in Terre Haute have just started to grieve.
Out for BloodDustin Higgs, the Last Man to Be Executed in Terre Haute, Maintains His Innocence
Higgs was sentenced to death for his role in a triple murder. A key witness later said the government’s case was “bullshit.”
Out for BloodDispatches From Trump’s Killing Spree
Lisa Montgomery was executed early Wednesday as part of a wave of federal executions in the final months of the Trump administration.