Taylor Barnes is an Atlanta-based journalist whose reporting focuses on U.S. foreign policy, human rights, and conflict. She is an international producer at CNN and has written for the New York Times, USA Today, and Marie Claire. She is a 2018 recipient of an Investigative Reporters and Editors fellowship. She was previously based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic.
After Pleading for Home Release During Coronavirus Pandemic, NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Tests Positive
Reality Winner’s lawyers had argued that the NSA whistleblower should serve out her sentence at home because she has preexisting medical conditions.
The Coronavirus CrisisWith Medical Conditions, NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Risks Coronavirus “Death Sentence” Behind Bars, Attorneys Say
Winner is fighting for compassionate release due to her medical conditions, but the government said she was “line-jumping.”
NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Submits Clemency Petition Alongside More Than 4,000 Letters of Support
The attorney who organized Reality Winner’s clemency petition was introduced to her by another client who met the NSA whistleblower behind bars.
Reality Winner Battles an Eating Disorder Behind Bars
The NSA whistleblower is one of a countless number of incarcerated people living with mental illness.