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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alison Flowers  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Flowers lives in Chicago and works at the Invisible Institute, a production company on the South Side.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alison Flowers is a writer, multimedia journalist and storyteller. Her award-winning investigative journalism focuses on social and criminal justice. A former TV reporter, Flowers has also written for the Village Voice, VICE News, and others. She is a Social Justice News Nexus fellow and works at the Invisible Institute, a journalism production company on the South Side of Chicago.Her yearlong multimedia series about exonerees for Chicago Public Media and NPR affiliate WBEZ was a finalist for a national Online Journalism Award in 2014. She also contributed to the anthology ''Who Do You Serve? Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States.''Flowers is a Northwestern University alumna, having earned a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism in 2009.


'Exoneree Diaries

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Exoneree diaries :
ISBN: 160846587X. OCLC Number: 923553265

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How four exonerees convicted of first-degree murder in Cook County, Ill, represent the many flaws in the criminal justice system, the collateral damage of wrongful incarcerations and their journeys to rebuild the lives and livelihoods they lost. The book follows them as they adjust to life beyond prison walls with courageous breakthroughs, as well as devastating consequences, --NoveList.