Silja Talvi

Silja Talvi

Silja J. A. Talvi is an award-winning journalist with credits in more than seventy-five publications nationwide, including The Nation, In These Times, and the Christian Science Monitor. She was a recipient of the 2005 and 2006 PASS awards for criminal justice reporting by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. She was also awarded a 2006 New American Media Award, and twelve regional SPJ awards for excellence in journalism. Talvi’s work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America’s Poor, Body Outlaws, The W Effect, It’s So You, and Prison Profiteers. She lives in Seattle. Last updated July 2017

Investigations

Passive Resisters

In this sidebar to her story on taser-related deaths, Talvi shows how Taser’s promotional materials demonstrate how to use this “less-than-lethal” weapon on nonviolent protesters.

Cult of Character

The “secular” Character Training Institute is a front for evangelist Bill Gothard’s reconstructionist Christian vision, trying to change America one school, one police force, one city at a time.

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