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Anna Flagg is the interactive reporter. She has covered NSA surveillance, campaign finance, military spending, and the environment for news organizations including Al Jazeera, ProPublica, and the Center for Responsive Politics. She studied applied math at the University of Toronto, and has a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia in human/computer interaction.
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Analysis March 30
The link between immigration and crime exists in the imaginations of Americans, and nowhere else.
Feature March 7
“Compassionate release” has bipartisan support as a way to reduce the federal prison population and save taxpayer money. New data shows that it’s rarely used.
News October 20, 2017
For prisoners in a hurricane, there’s nowhere to run.
Graphics September 21, 2017
After Hurricane Maria, thousands of families await news.
News September 1, 2017
Um, because they’re free.
Analysis August 14, 2017
The disparity remains no matter the circumstances and has persisted for decades.
News July 18, 2017
A new study examines the lingering impact of war-on-crime policies.
Feature June 21, 2017
New data shows legalization leads to fewer encounters between cops and drivers, but racial disparities remain.
Analysis March 9, 2017
A guide to our methodology.
Feature March 9, 2017
How California's pay-to-stay jails create a two-tiered justice system.
Analysis February 20, 2017
Where the local lawmen serve as immigration enforcers.
Graphics January 31, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of people from seven barred nations live in all parts of the U.S.
Commentary December 14, 2016
Scope, purpose, duration — in short, everything
Feature December 12, 2016
Welcome to Stewart Detention Center, the black hole of the immigration system.
Analysis October 20, 2016
This time, a survey of crime victims
Feature October 6, 2016
A system that can link gun crimes through shell casings is hobbled by skepticism and lack of manpower.
Analysis September 26, 2016
Obama’s promise to focus on “felons not families” has fallen short
News August 21, 2016
Many states bar dangerous rituals, but little seems to change.
Feature April 12, 2016
How loved ones bear the hidden cost of shipping inmates out of state.
News February 22, 2016
Corrections facilities are ground zero for treating hepatitis C — but at a cost.