"The Avenue to Lorton" - Athelia Knight - Washington Post

Reportage

Description

Althelia Knight visited Lorton Reformatory repeatedly to document the ease with which drugs were smuggled into the institution. The trip, about 1/2 hour, was usually undertaken in a van run by a private driver, usually operating without a permit. 

Reporters

Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Newspaper

Effects and Outcomes

The series, which examined the ease with which visitors to Lorton Reformatory could smuggle drugs to inmates, prompted D.C officials to address the problem and announce measures to reduce drug trafficking and use in Lorton, before the series concluded its run.

Articles, Books, Video/Film