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Alan Berlow Biography

Freelance journalist and news correspondent
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?"

“Finally, the Justice Department or a presidential commission should follow the example of Canada, and examine why our courts continue to sentence innocent people to death, and whether we have in fact executed innocent people. The steady accumulation of wrongful convictions and death sentences in the United States constitutes a prima facie case that we are dealing with widespread, systemic flaws in the administration of justice. Until those flaws are corrected, we should declare a moratorium on executions.”

“The Wrong Man,” The Atlantic, Nov. 1999

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Freelance journalist
  • News correspondent and producer, American RadioWorks
  • Recipient, Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award, Death Penalty Information Center, 2004
  • Recipient, American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award Honorable Mention, 2003
  • Recipient, Major Armstrong Award, Columbia University
  • Recipient, Weintal Award, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • Former Southeast Asia correspondent, National Public Radio
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