According to the Bureau of Justice, 2.2 million people languish in the nation’s prisons and jails. Many of them have families on the outside, who serve a sentence of their own while awaiting their loved ones’ release. The Waiting follows three families and examines what the outside day-to-day looks like when a family member is inside serving time.
Murat Bilgincan is a 2008 graduate of Yale University, where he majored in economics and shot short films. As a reporter/producer at CNN Turk, he made documentaries on the Ukraine Crisis and the Turkish defense industry. He also covered the first Turkish presidential election and the war in Kobani. Murat currently works at Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN’s flagship international affairs show.
Ko Bragg is a 2015 graduate of Spelman College, where she majored in American and African-American history. While at Columbia University, she interned at NBCBLK, a vertical of NBC News Group focused on African American news. She was also a lifestyle editor at Blavity. She’s currently continuing her journalism degree at Sciences Po in Paris.