Josh McGhee

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United States

Reporter, MindSite News


Josh McGhee is an investigative reporter at MindSite News covering the intersection of criminal justice and mental health with an emphasis on public records and data reporting. He has covered Chicago on various beats for the last decade, including criminal justice, courts, policing, race, inequality, politics, and community news. He’s previously reported at DNAinfo Chicago, WVON, the Chicago Reporter, and most recently Injustice Watch. He was awarded a Peter Lisagor Award for Best Feature Series. He serves as the secretary of the Chicago Chapter of NABJ.


The ways that the mental health and criminal justice systems intersect to the detriment of Black and brown people in America, especially those in disinvested communities.