Just for laughs . . .

Harold Martin and me

Yes, I wore those pants, and yes, that’s my real hair, and yes, I was skinny once.

Photo circa 1970

I was editor of my college newspaper at Auburn University in Montgomery. With me is Harold Martin, one-time publisher of the Montgomery Advertiser.  Martin won a Pulitzer Prize in newspaper reporting for a series of investigative stories on prisoner abuse at Kilby Prison. It was the first Pulitzer Prize for reporting won by an Alabama journalist. Martin’s series focused on doctors at the prison who were testing yet unapproved pharmaceuticals on prisoners, some of whom died and were secretly buried on prison grounds. Martin’s articles were responsible for prison officials’ jail sentences and for shutting down the prison.

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