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Maurice Possley  

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, Author, Activist

Maurice Possley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who left the Chicago Tribune in 2008 after nearly 25 years as an investigative reporter specializing in criminal justice. He has been a journalist since 1972 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer three times for his work on wrongful convictions and wrongful executions. He has helped numerous innocent men be freed from prison as well as exposed the execution of innocent men.

In 2008, he was part of team of Tribune reporters awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for a series of articles on hazardous children's products. The articles prompted numerous recalls as well as the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in its history.

Possley is the author of two non-fiction books: "Everybody Pays: Two Men, One Murder and the Price of Truth" and "The Brown's Chicken Massacre."

He has taught investigative journalism and covering the courts at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, the University of Montana’s School of Journalism and the University of Michigan Law School.

In September 2009, he joined Santa Clara University Law School's Northern California.

Possley lives in Laguna Beach, California, with his wife, Cathleen Falsani, author and religion columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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