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Sari Horwitz

Staff writerWashington, D.C.


Loretta E. Lynch also dismissed the idea of detainees at Guantanamo Bay being transferred to U.S. prisons.

  • Nov 17, 2015

The men were arrested in Haiti and charged with conspiring to import cocaine to the United States.

  • Nov 12, 2015

The pilot program will address long-standing grievances that tribal investigations have been handicapped.

  • Nov 5, 2015

James B. Comey has said that street protests and the advent of viral videos have chilled law enforcement efforts.

  • Oct 30, 2015

With thousands of inmates nearing early release, the vocational program is struggling, a deputy AG says.

  • Oct 29, 2015

A third of the 6,112 inmates, who served time in the 122 facilities run by the Bureau of Prisons are foreign citizens and will be transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and eventually deported to their home countries.

  • Oct 28, 2015

Ambush attacks against law enforcement officers remain a threat to officer safety, with the number of attacks per year holding steady at about 200 a year since a decline in the early 1990s.

  • Oct 27, 2015

The Department of Justice said it found evidence of mismanagement but not of illegal activity.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the book “The New Jim Crow” inspired him to visit San Quentin State Prison with his wife Priscilla.

  • Oct 14, 2015

A prisoner who was given clemency by President Obama adjusts to life on the outside.

  • Oct 7, 2015
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Sari Horwitz covers the Justice Department for The Washington Post where she has been a reporter for 30 years. Sari has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times.

In 2002, she shared the Pulitzer for investigative reporting for a series exposing the District of Columbia's role in the neglect and deaths of 229 children placed in protective care. The series prompted an overhaul of the child welfare system and a new wing of D.C. Superior Court for children and families. Sari also co-wrote an investigation of D.C. police shootings that revealed that D.C. police officers shot and killed more people per resident in the 1990s than any other large American city police force. The series won the 1999 Pulitzer for Public Service and the 1999 Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting. It led to a Justice Department investigation of all DC police shootings in the 1990s and new training of all officers. In 2008, she was part of a team awarded the Pulitzer for breaking news coverage of the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech.

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,” which was a finalist for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. She wrote a chapter for the 2007 book, "Being a Black Man: At the Corner of Progress and Peril." Among Sari's other awards are the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize for reporting on the disadvantaged and the Investigative Reporters and Editors top award, the IRE Medal. In 2010, she was part of a team that won the Investigative Reporters and Editors Freedom of Information Award for a year-long series, "The Hidden Life of Guns," which was published as an e-book, "Guns in America."

In 2015, she won the American Society of News Editors Distinguished Writing on Diversity Award and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for her series on justice on Native American lands. Her 2014 series was also compiled in an e-book, “Justice in Indian Country.”

At The Washington Post, Sari has reported on crime, police, legal issues, education and social services for the local and national staffs and the Post's Investigative unit. 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 has one daughter, Rachael Honor Schultz, and lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, William Schultz.

Follow her @SariHorwitz.
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