Preti Flaherty Supports Nationally Recognized Investigative Reporting
Preti Flaherty has been recognized for supporting an award-winning investigative Journalism in Maine. The non-profit Maine Monitor published a nationally recognized series titled “Eavesdropping in Maine Jails” revealing widespread recording of phone calls between jail inmates and their attorneys, some of which were shared with police and prosecutors prior to trial. As a result of the series, Governor Janet Mills has advised the Maine Department of Corrections, in cooperation with state legislators, to develop a solution to the problem. The ongoing investigation is supported by the Pulitzer Center, Report for America, International Women’s Media Foundation, Investigative Editing Corps—with legal support provided by Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School and Preti Flaherty.
Four newsrooms, including the Monitor, in the contest’s medium division (newsrooms with annual revenues between $250,000 and $1 million) were acknowledged by INN judges for superior investigative reporting that produced significant impact in the community.
INN is a national organization supporting more than 400 nonprofit newsrooms dedicated to non-partisan, public service journalism.