2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalists

Investigative Reporting

Alexandra Zayas, Tampa Bay Times, for her probe into unlicensed religious group-homes where children were beaten and locked in closet-size rooms for violating senseless rules, prompting action by state authorities


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October 28, 2012 In God's name
October 28, 2012 Homes operating without state oversite
October 28, 2012 On the brink of death
October 29, 2012 Bruised, but still standing
October 29, 2012 Foster kids sent to unlicensed homes
October 30, 2012 Locked away from sin
October 30, 2012 A different, gentler approach
November 1, 2012 State reviews unlicensed homes
December 2, 2012 Closed church school again accepting boys
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Alexandra Zayas is a general assignment reporter based in Tampa. A native Floridian, Zayas joined the Times in 2005.