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Reporter Who Broke CCA Abuse Case Nominated for Texas Emmy

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The Laredo Morning Times is reporting that local Univision reporter Wendolyn Morales has been nominated for a Texas Emmy for her work covering the case of Tomas Contreras.

As readers of Texas Prison Bid'ness might remember, Contreras is the longtime U.S. resident who detained while re-entering the country on a 18 year-old minor drug conviction. He was subsequently held for months at two Laredo detention centers run by Corrections Corporation of America and beaten when reporting poor conditions.

After Morales' report, U.S. representative Tammy Baldwin became involved in the case and Contreras was released soon after.

Congrats to Ms. Morales on this nomination and we wish you the best of luck covering stories of importance like this.