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Meg O'Connor

Meg O’Connor is an award-winning Senior Reporter for The Appeal. She also runs our weekly newsletter.

Meg covers police, prosecutors, and the criminal legal system. She previously worked for the Phoenix New Times and the Miami New Times, where her reporting drew national scrutiny to misconduct from law enforcement officials and on six separate occasions led to the firing of five police officers and one prosecutor. Her reporting has twice caused some of the biggest police departments in the country to change internal policies and has helped spur Department of Justice investigations.

Her work has been featured on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO, The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, The Majority Report with Sam Seder, and several local news and radio stations. She also been published by VICE, CNN, The Houston Press, and Gotham Gazette, and others.

51 Years In Prison For A Car Crash

Prosecutors wanted to make an example of Justin Dixon, who has been in an Arizona prison for 14 years, with 37 ahead of him. Now, as COVID-19 spreads in the facility where he’s being held, his family is desperate for him to be released.