Jeff (Kleinhuizen) Gerritt (FVL class of '71) received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Writing!
Gerritt is the editor of the Palestine Herald-Press in Texas. He received this award for "Death Without Conviction," a series that examined how people were dying in Texas county jails from medical neglect before ever being charged with a crime.
Gerritt has previously worked for the Oshkosh Northwestern, the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Detriot Free Press, and the Toledo Blade in Ohio. Previous co-workers and employers cited that Gerritt always had an interest and passion for the criminal justice systems and prison systems.
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