Sari Horwitz

Staff writerWashington, D.C.


Harsh sentencing policies, a legacy of the “war on drugs,” have left thousands of elderly behind bars.

  • May 2, 2015

Longtime U.S. attorney takes over the Justice Department at a time of tensions over race and policing.

  • Apr 27, 2015

The first black attorney general became a liberal icon, but he was a lightning rod on Capitol Hill.

  • Apr 24, 2015

The Senate’s failure to act on Loretta Lynch, the first female African American nominee, is “inexcusable.”

  • Apr 17, 2015

The memo follows allegations that DEA agents had “sex parties” with prostitutes in Colombia.

  • Apr 10, 2015

He was the District’s longest-serving U.S. attorney in nearly four decades.

  • Apr 7, 2015

His actions come more than a year after the Justice Department launched a new prison initiative.

  • Mar 31, 2015

What first looked like an attempt to breach security now appears to have been a wrong turn by two men who police believe stole a vehicle and perhaps didn’t stop because they had drugs inside.

  • Mar 30, 2015

An inspector general’s inquiry finds that U.S. agencies have not properly investigated the allegations.

  • Mar 26, 2015

Tom Jackson is stepping down from a department embroiled in scandal after the Justice Department concluded it routinely and systematically engages in racially discriminatory policing tactics.

  • Mar 11, 2015
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Sari Horwitz joined The Post’s investigations unit in 2006 after 23 years at paper, where she has reported on crime, homeland security, education and social services. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times.In 2002, Sari shared the Pulitzer for investigative reporting for a series exposing the District’s role in the neglect and deaths of 229 children placed in protective care. The series prompted an overhaul of the child welfare system. Sari also co-wrote an investigation of D.C. police shootings that won the 1999 Pulitzer for public service and the 1999 Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting. In 2008, she was part of a team awarded the Pulitzer for breaking news coverage of the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. She worked on a series about guns and violence in D.C. that was a Pulitzer finalist in 1992. In 2003, she co-authored the book “Sniper: Inside the Hunt for the Killers Who Terrorized the Nation.” She also co-authored the 2009 book, Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery. Among Sari’s other awards are the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize for reporting on the disadvantaged and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal. She previously worked at Congressional Quarterly.

Sari is a native of Tucson, Ariz., graduated from Bryn Mawr College and holds a master’s degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University. She lives in Washington with her husband and daughter. Follow her @SariHorwitz.
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