2017 Digital Storytelling Contest, Immersive Storytelling, 3rd prize

The Injustice System


The Guardian US

The Injustice System began with one Guardian journalist’s curiosity about the struggle of a single female prisoner in Dayton, Ohio, to prove her innocence after more than two decades behind bars.

It quickly snowballed into a major multimedia project that brought together 11 reporters, producers, designers and editors, and took more than six months to complete, in an ambitious attempt to place the story of Tyra Patterson within the wider crisis of mass incarceration in the United States today.

Production team

    Chief Reporter: Ed Pilkington
    Senior Video Producer: Laurence Mathieu-Leger
    Interactive Editor: Kenan Davis, Rich Harris, Nadja Popovich, Kenton Powell

    Produced by the Guardian US