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Anna Flagg is the senior data 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 September 23
A new study casts doubt on the effectiveness of a program that encourges local police cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.
News May 30
The Monument Quilt, a testament to those affected by sexual violence, will blanket the National Mall with their words.
Analysis May 13
It’s a widely held perception, but a new analysis finds no evidence to support it.
Feature December 3, 2018
Being stripped of parental rights while in prison, even for minor crimes, is “the family separation crisis that no one knows about,” one advocate said.
Feature October 3, 2018
After passing a series of restrictive housing laws, Miami-Dade County faces an odd predicament: bands of nomadic sex offenders and a cat-and-mouse game to move them.
Analysis September 12, 2018
As the NYPD slows arrests for fare evasion, neighborhoods of color remain a target.
Feature July 23, 2018
How Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is playing out in his hometown.
Analysis March 30, 2018
The link between immigration and crime exists in the imaginations of Americans, and nowhere else.
Feature March 7, 2018
“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.