Crime, Courts, Breaking News & Prisons

 

JB NICHOLAS IS AN INDEPENDENT REPORTER AND PHOTOJOURNALIST IN NEW YORK CITY, WITH PARTICULAR EXPERTISE COVERING CRIME, COURTS, BREAKING NEWS, PRISONS AND OUTLAWS.

SINCE 2006, HIS PHOTOGRAPHY HAS APPEARED IN SCORES OF PRINT, ONLINE AND BROADCAST PUBLICATIONS AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING PARIS MATCH, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PEOPLE, TIME, THE GUARDIAN, THE VILLAGE VOICE, THE NEW YORK POST, THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, GOTHAMIST AND MANY OTHERS.

HIS REPORTING HAS APPEARED IN THE DAILY BEAST, THE VILLAGE VOICE, GOTHAMIST, OXYGEN.COM, THE NEW YORK POST, THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS AND THE VILLAGER.

AMONG HIS MOST NOTABLE REPORTS WAS A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF HOW THE NEW YORK STATE PRISON SYSTEM, IN ESSENCE, KILLED A MENTALLY-ILL JUVENILE OFFENDER NAMED BENJAMIN VAN ZANT, WHICH HELPED LEAD TO LEGISLATION RAISING THE AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY IN NEW YORK TO 18.

FOR THE VILLAGE VOICE, HIS REPORTING REVEALED THAT NEW YORK CITY WAS BUILSDING A $1 BILLION NEW JAIL ON RIKERS ISLAND -- WORK ON THE NEW JAIL WAS STOPPED AFTER THE APPEARANCE OF HIS REPORT, AND IT WAS EVENTUALLY CANCELLED. 

JB NICHOLAS'S FOCUS ON CRIME AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS NO ACCIDENT -- HE WAS INCARCERATED FROM NOVEMBER 1990 UNTIL JULY 2003. NO OTHER WORKING JOURNALIST HAS THE KIND OF "INSIDE" INSIGHT INTO THESE SUBJECTS THAN HE DOES.

HE IS CURRENTLY AT WORK ON A MEMOIR. 

 

All photography by JB Nicholas

 
 

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