Seth Freed wessler
Seth Freed Wessler is an investigative reporter based in New York, a Puffin Fellow at Type Investigations, and a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.
He has reported for the New York Times Magazine, The Nation, ProPublica, This American Life, Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting, Elle Magazine, and NBC. Seth has won numerous awards including the Hillman Prize, The John Bartlow Martin Award, the Izzy Award, the Investigative Prize from the Society of American Business Editors and Reporters, the Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism from NAHJ, the Immigration Journalism Prize from the French-American Foundation and other honors.
Seth was previously a staff reporter for NBCnews.com and Colorlines.com, a Soros Justice Media Fellow, a visiting scholar at NYU’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, and a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good.
Seth’s work on immigration enforcement, federal prisons and social services has led to the passage of legislation, to lawsuits and to shifts in federal and state immigration and child welfare policy. He has appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air, WNYC, Democracy Now, and MSNBC. Seth tweets at @sethfw
Taxpayers have spent at least $40 million on Confederate monuments and groups that perpetuate racist ideology — in the last decade alone.
By Brian Palmer and Seth Freed Wessler in Smithsonian Magazine
U.S. Coast Guard is shackling low-level smugglers on ships for weeks in international waters.
The only way to quickly deport 3 million immigrants is to first make them into criminals — and he’ll have the tools to do so on day one.
Following a Nation investigation into lax medical care, the Justice Department is finally moving to end its reliance on for-profit prison operators. By Seth Freed Wessler in The Nation.
The facility is among several in which our reporting has uncovered dozens of deaths that involved substandard medical care. By Seth Freed Wessler in The Nation.
Dozens of men have died in disturbing circumstances in privatized, immigrant-only prisons. The Bureau of Prisons itself says there’s a problem. And yet the privatization scheme continues.By Seth Freed Wessler in The Nation.
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