THE WASHINGTON POST AND "60 MINUTES" REPORT ON PEOPLE DETAINED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WHO ARE NEGLECTED AND SUBJECT TO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, SOME TO THE POINT OF DEATH
The Story is the Second in a Relationship Between the News Organizations,
Whose First Effort Was a Joint Investigation that Won a Major Journalism Award
An investigation by Washington Post reporters Dana Priest and Amy Goldstein, joined by 60 MINUTES Correspondent Scott Pelley, uncovers the neglectful conditions and inadequate medical treatment in a U.S. government-run prison system that has caused the deaths of some detainees. The results of the months-long investigation will appear Sunday, May 11 in The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com/carelessdetention) and on 60 MINUTES (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The story is Priest's first as a contributor to 60 MINUTES.
It is the second story The Washington Post and 60 MINUTES have done in a relationship announced last year. The first, "Evidence of Injustice," was a joint investigation that was recently named the winner of the Sigma Delta Chi Investigative Award. It was broadcast on 60 MINUTES Nov. 18, 2007, with a print version appearing in The Washington Post on the same day. The story revealed for the first time that the "science" of bullet lead analysis, used to convict hundreds of defendants, was deeply flawed.
60 MINUTES and The Washington Post will participate in more stories and joint investigations in the future.