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Over the past five years, KALW’s Nancy Mullane has had unprecedented access to California’s prisons and the inmates living inside them. While she was reporting on criminal justice issues, Mullane noticed there were entire cellblocks and areas within the state’s prisons where no press were allowed to go.
Last October, Mullane interviewed Scott Kernan, then Undersecretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (full disclosure: Scott Kernan is Crosscurrents host Holly Kernan’s cousin) and confronted him about her concern.
Nancy Mullane develops, reports, and produces feature stories for This American Life, National Public Radio, and KALW. She is the author of the book Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption.
She is a member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the Association of Independents in Radio, and the International Women’s Media Foundation.
In 2011, Nancy was the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award.