The Atlantic’s Andrew Cohen Honored for Series on American Prisons by the Society of Professional Journalists

Washington, D.C. & New York, NY (April 16, 2014)- The Society of Professional Journalists announced today that Andrew Cohen has been awarded the 2013 Sigma Delta Chi award for Online Column Writing (Affiliated) for his “American Gulag” series on TheAtlantic.com.

The multipart series explores the issues within the American penal system, including the treatment of inmates, lack of help for those with mental illness, and deteriorating prison conditions. Articles in the series recognized by this award include:

The Sigma Delta Chi awards recognize the best in professional journalism. Cohen, along with the other Sigma Delta Chi award winners, will be honored at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on June 21st.

For more from Andrew Cohen, visit TheAtlantic.com.

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