Jan Pfaff is a longform editor and reporter at taz am Wochenende, the weekend edition of the German daily taz. He studied German literature, American studies and political science in Berlin, New York and Vienna. He trained as a journalist at the Evangelische Journalistenschule in Berlin and then worked as a freelance reporter for several publications including Die Zeit, Der Tagesspiegel, taz and Dummy. Before joining taz am Wochenende in 2017, he worked as an editor at the weekly Der Freitag.
Jan Pfaff will travel to New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington, DC to research a story on the injustices of mass incarceration - and how it threatens US democracy.
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