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Author: Mary Hargrove

Mary Hargrove is a contributor to The Frontier for this series. She is a veteran journalist of more than 30 years. She was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She also received the Grand Prize Robert F. Kennedy Award for her 1998 series "Welcome to Hell" that exposed physical and emotional abuse and a murder in state-run juvenile facilities for children. She was formerly the president and chair of the national Investigative Reporters and Editors. You can reach her at Mary@readfrontier.com or 539-664-6901.