Add another Pulitzer winner: Writer left off editorial entry

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Posted: Apr 20, 2016 4:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A name has been added to this year's list of Pulitzer Prize winners.

On Monday, John Hackworth, editor of Sun Newspapers in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, was named the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for editorials about a deadly assault of an inmate by guards. On Wednesday, the Pulitzer office in New York said Brian Gleason wrote three of the eight editorials and will now share the prize with Hackworth.

The newspaper's executive editor, Chris Porter, submitted the original entry letter citing only Hackworth. He said it was an honest mistake.

Gleason was with the Sun for 26 years and left the newspaper in August. He now works as the communications manager for Florida's Charlotte County government.

He contacted the newspaper after the awards were announced and said he had written some of the pieces, which did not run with a byline.

"I'm honored and humbled to share this prize with my friend and colleague John Hackworth, who shared my outrage at the conditions at the Charlotte Correctional Institution that created such a callous indifference to the lives of the inmates who were killed there," Gleason wrote.

He said both he and Hackworth are "indebted" to staff writer Adam Kreger, whose reporting on prison deaths and guard behavior was "the bedrock beneath our editorials."