Alison Flowers is a freelance journalist covering social justice and human rights issues in Chicago. She is the author of "Exoneree Diaries," a multimedia series on Chicago's NPR affiliate, WBEZ. The series was a finalist for a national Online Journalism Award in 2014. Flowers' work has been appeared on CNN, CBS, PBS, VICE News, The Village Voice and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter @flowersalison.