Gov. Rick Scott got some national media attention – again—this weekend following news that he held a campaign event in the home of the CEO of a controversial private prison company that operates a detention facility in Florida.
John Dolen: FCIR's co-director is the author of a new and provocative book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism.
The contest recognized Trevor Aaronson's reporting on FBI informants in U.S. Muslim communities.
Trevor Aaronson won the 2012 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award in the single-story category.
VIDEO: FCIR Associate Director Trevor Aaronson talks with Juan Gonzalez and Amy Goodman about his report on the FBI's use of informants in terrorism investigations.
Trevor Aaronson found that nearly half of all federal terrorism prosecutions since 9/11 involved informants.