Code of Silence


Code of Silence is an investigative documentary about the abuses female prison officers endure at the hands of their male coworkers, and the institutions that allow these abuses to continue.  

As more American women than ever before choose to work in corrections, they face an additional challenge to their safety: harassment and retaliation from male officers.  

Code of Silence tells the story of seven current and former corrections officers who have overcome their fear of reprisal and challenged the system.   

Code of Silence was the recipient of the Michael Pulitzer Jr. and Ramelle Pulitzer Award.  




scilla alecci

Scilla Alecci is an Italian investigative journalist and filmmaker based in New York.  Scilla was previously based in Japan, where she covered the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  She also worked as a multimedia producer for Bloomberg News in Tokyo.  Scilla's work has been published by Reuters, RAI, and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.  



George Steptoe

George Steptoe is a British investigative journalist and filmmaker based in New York.  George has freelanced in Cambodia and Britain.  His work has been published in Vice, The Daily Telegraph, The Diplomat, Prospect Magazine and Southeast Asia Globe.