Caesar Rodney Institute investigative reporter/media director Lee Williams wrote the special report “Rogue
For this series, Williams conducted dozens of interviews across the state, and reviewed hundreds of pages of
He has been writing about conditions of confinement in Delaware for years.
Williams is the former investigative reporter for The News Journal. His more than 150 stories about the Delaware Psychiatric Center led to numerous states probes of the trouble-plagued institution, spawned the
ongoing civil rights investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, and were recognized with the national Public Service Award from the Associated Press Managing Editors.
In 2005, along with News Journal reporter Esteban Parra, Williams wrote a series of stories for the newspaper that focused on the Department of Correction’s flawed health care system. This series also led to a civil rights investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. The settlement agreement between the DOC and the federal government, in which the state promised to improve medical care, is a direct result of the federal probe.
Williams has worked as an investigative reporter for three daily newspapers, in two states and a U.S.
CRI Public Policy Director Garrett Wozniak and CRI Fellows Jason Patterson and J. Danny Hill
contributed to this series.
Contact investigative reporter Lee Williams at (302) 242-9272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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