Bill Keller

Bill Keller

The Marshall Project

Bill Keller is a long-time journalist who worked mainly for The New York Times from 1984 through 2011 when he left the paper after serving as its Executive Editor. While working at the Times, he wrote or oversaw stories exposing potential corruption in the NSA’s Terrorist Surveillance Program and the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis. 

Why They Made the Worthy 100: Keller became the Editor-in-Chief of the Marshall Project in 2014, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides investigative news coverage online, specifically covering the U.S. criminal justice system. He retired from that post in 2019, but continues to make waves in the criminal justice system. In October 2022, he published his latest book, What’s Prison For? Punishment and Rehabilitation in the Age of Mass Incarceration that takes a hard look at prisons and prison reform. 

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