Wyoming locks up kids at one of the highest rates in the nation. A mother tells the story of how her daughter’s fight snowballed into incarceration and tragedy.
Tennessee Watson is an education reporter for Wyoming Public Radio, where she also covers sexual violence, efforts to reduce violence, and criminal justice. She previously was an independent documentary radio producer and youth media educator. Her honors include an Abrams Nieman Fellowship for Local Investigative Journalism, a National Edward R. Murrow Award, four regional Murrow awards, and a 2016 Peabody Award nomination. In 2015, she was an International Women’s Media Foundation Fund for Women Journalists grantee.
Wyoming locks up kids at the highest rate in the nation. A mother tells the story of how her daughter’s fight snowballed into incarceration and tragedy.
Justice isn’t always done for child sexual abuse – I know firsthand
Victims of childhood sexual abuse often hear a refrain: Come forward and name your abuser. Justice will be done. But we rarely hear what happens next.