Brittany BrownCriminal Justice Reporter
Brittany Brown is the criminal justice reporter for the Gulf States Newsroom, a collaboration between NPR, WWNO in New Orleans, WBHM in Birmingham, Alabama and MPB-Mississippi Public Broadcasting in Jackson.
Brittany is based out of MPB in Jackson and reports on the criminal justice systems across the region. Before joining the team, Brittany worked at Mississippi Today as their justice reporter, covering. the state's justice system with an eye for racial justice and inequity. She was also the non-profit newsroom's inaugural emerging reporters fellow.
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