Business of Detention receives a nomination in the student category at the Webby’s. Vote for Business of Detention for People’s Voice.
Conceptualization of second interactive-investigative detention project.
Business of Detention is a finalist in the student category for the 2009 SXSW Interactive Web Awards.
Stokely Baksh with technical assistance from NYC-based web and database developer Asif Baksh redesigns site. A blog is integrated for updated coverage of the detention of undocumented immigrants.
Renee Feltz talks about the Business of Detention on Democracy Now.
Featured on Mother Jones Online.
Business of Detention wins the Melvin Mencher Award for Superior Reporting and the James Wechsler Award for Outstanding National Reporting.
Renee Feltz and Stokely Baksh travel through Texas to report on detention centers, visiting Houston, Raymondville, Laredo, Austin, and Taylor.
Conception of investigative project.