Jackson Zane is a photo journalist.
In his eagerness to prove himself to his new employer, he accidentally interfered with police efforts to locate a young girl who had been kidnapped by a child molester, though he later assisted in locating her.
After writing an article exposing that there was an anthrax leak in New York, he was sent to prison, but refused to divulge his source (Olivia Benson) to the authorities and is serving five years for obstruction of justice. When a guilty Olivia visits him, he tells her that he accepts this outcome and tells her to keep protecting people and not to come back.(SVU: "Storm")