The Press: He Was Innocent

As the top crime reporter on the Detroit Free Press (circ. 394,302) Ken McCormick, 45, picks his own assignments and takes as much time as he needs on them. One assignment he worked on brought the Free Press a Pulitzer Prize in 1945 for exposing legislative graft in Michigan. Last July, McCormick picked another story he thought promising. He went to the State Prison of Southern Michigan to talk to a convict who had written the Free Press that he was innocent. McCormick was skeptical of the prisoner's story, remarked to Warden William Bannan...

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