Jerry Markon

Accountability reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Jerry

Administration officials initially saw the influx of unaccompanied children as a “local problem,” one expert says.

  • Jul 19, 2014

About half of federal inmates could apply to cut an average of two years off their imprisonment.

  • Jul 18, 2014

Construction of the headquarters complex is already more than a decade behind schedule.

  • Jul 3, 2014

The divided justices ruled that home health-care workers cannot be required to pay union fees.

  • Jun 30, 2014

The decision that the Internet company is violating copyright laws is a victory for television networks.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Federal auditors say the company operating the mammoth building won its contract through favoritism.

  • Jun 17, 2014

Federal auditors said the company operating the mammoth complex won its contract through favoritism.

  • Jun 17, 2014

Skepticism grows about the project, which is $1.5 billion over budget and 11 years behind schedule.

  • May 20, 2014

The botched execution of Clayton Lockett may spur litigation, but courts are unlikely to reject lethal injection.

  • Apr 30, 2014

Botched execution in Oklahoma triggers criticism, reignites debate about the death penalty.

  • Apr 30, 2014

Andrew Auernheimer’s imprisonment in 2012 highlighted the debate over U.S. campaign against cybercrime.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Experts say the nation’s narcotics strategy is turning to treatment as an alternative to long prison sentences.

  • Mar 30, 2014

In a video message, the attorney general said such fatalities increased by 45 percent from 2006 to 2010.

  • Mar 10, 2014

Success in closing “pill mills” helped fuel rising heroin use, and experts say government missed warning signs.

  • Mar 6, 2014

The firm has been criticized for performance, ethics on past projects, but officials say it is still the best pick.

  • Feb 9, 2014
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About Jerry

Jerry Markon is a political accountability reporter for the Post’s National Desk, focusing on short-term investigative stories about the Affordable Care Act, lobbying and other topics. He also serves as lead Web writer for major breaking national news. In 2012, Markon wrote accountability/investigative stories about the U.S. presidential candidates and was one of the Post’s main deadline writers in the campaign’s critical final month. Before that, he spent nine years covering the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va. and the Justice Department, writing about major national security cases and other law enforcement and legal topics. He has also covered the U.S. Supreme Court, anchored the Post’s blog on Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and chronicled the war-crimes trial of Osama bin Laden’s driver at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Markon came to the Post in early 2003 from The Wall Street Journal, where he covered the federal courthouse in Manhattan. He has also worked for Newsday, the Associated Press and the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. Markon has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University.