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Corey G. Johnson

Corey G. Johnson

Money and Politics Reporter


Corey G. Johnson is a reporter on the government oversight team at The Center for Investigative Reporting. A native of Atlanta, Corey has exposed secrecy, mismanagement, corruption and abuse of power inside governmental, educational and police organizations. He was the lead reporter on CIR's On Shaky Ground series, which uncovered systemic weaknesses in earthquake protections at California public schools. That work was a finalist for a 2012 Pulitzer Prize and won the IRE Medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Scripps Howard Award for public service reporting and the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism. Before joining CIR, Corey covered higher education at The Fayetteville Observer in North Carolina. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University.


Criminal Justice

Female prison inmates sterilized illegally, California audit confirms

California Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, is one of the legislators who requested the state audit of female inmate sterilizations.Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press UPDATE, June 19, 2014: This story updates throughout with more details about the audit. The California state auditor today blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding numerous illegal surgeries

Jun 19, 2014
Criminal Justice

Video: Sterilized Behind Bars

  Elective sterilizations have been restricted in state prisons since 1994. But between 2006 and 2010, more than 100 women were sterilized at state prisons. While some women opted for the surgery, other have claimed they were pressured. Corey G. Johnson from The Center for Investigative Reporting and Ana Kasparian from The Young Turks speak

Nov 6, 2013
Criminal Justice

California legislators urge speedy inquiry into prison sterilizations

California Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (left) and State Auditor Elaine Howle (right) listen as Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (center) asks the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to look into the sterilization of female inmates at state prisons.Randy Allen/The Center for Investigative Reporting SACRAMENTO, Calif. ­­– Legislators today fast-tracked an audit into why doctors under contract with the state

Aug 22, 2013