CORRECTIONS POLICY

Prison Journalism Project is committed to accuracy and transparency and will respond promptly to any claim that our publication presents an inaccurate fact or invades a right of privacy.  If a reader or subject of a story believes that some statement is inaccurate or otherwise actionable, that person can request a correction by sending a request to editorial@prisonjournalismproject.org. Our editorial team will carefully review any potential inaccuracy and decide whether an article needs to be corrected or modified in some other way. 

When we run a correction about an article, photo caption, headline, graphic or other material, our goal is to clearly explain what the mistake was and how we’re correcting it. Small typos and grammatical errors do not need to be accompanied by a correction note. Minor factual errors are noted below the corrected version of the article. Substantive corrections are noted in the headline and/or at the top of the corrected version of the story. Errors on social networks will be corrected on that platform.

We run clarifications when the story requires additional explanation such as when the journalism is factually correct, but the language we used was imprecise.

As a digital publication, readers expect stories, particularly those that are breaking news, to be updated with details, facts and improvements. As such, we do not note when stories have been updated unless there is a particular reason to highlight the addition of new information or other change.

PJP is also committed to protecting its intellectual property and respects that interest when it receives a demand to remove content based on intellectual property rights of others. When necessary, these requests are referred to experienced media counsel for evaluation and consultation. The requester will receive a response in a timely fashion.

PJP believes that reporters and editors should have the freedom to hold the powerful accountable. When an article involves sensitive subjects, PJP will review the story with our legal counsel.

DMCA TAKEDOWN POLICY

PJP respects the intellectual property rights of others. Per the DMCA, PJP will respond to claims of copyright infringement on the Site if submitted to PJP’s Copyright Agent as described below. Upon receipt of a notice alleging copyright infringement, PJP will take whatever action it deems appropriate within its sole discretion, including removal of the allegedly infringing materials.

If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated by PJP, please provide the following information to the designated Copyright Agent listed below:

  1. A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  2. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  3. An address, telephone number, and email address where we can contact you;
  4. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use is not authorized by the copyright owner or other intellectual property rights owner, by its agent, or by law;
  5. A statement by you under penalty of perjury that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf;
  6. Your electronic or physical signature.

PJP may request additional information before removing any allegedly infringing material.

Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(c). PJP’s designated Copyright Agent is:

Yukari Kane
inquiries@prisonjournalismproject.org