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Elan previously worked as Design Director for R&D at Quartz, where he designed award-winning news products, data visualization platforms, brands and tools. He is also an adjunct professor of design at Chatham University in Pittsburgh (and previously taught at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism), as well as the founder of Inside Voices, a pop-up design agency that donates all of its profits to COVID-19 relief.
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Analysis September 27
Census data show incarceration rates are down. It may have more to do with the pandemic than broad reforms.
Death Sentences February 10
The Marshall Project tracked every execution in America for more than five years. For condemned people, the path to death grew longer, more winding and erratic.
Coronavirus December 18, 2020
Even as the first Americans begin to receive vaccines, the spread of coronavirus behind bars shows no sign of slowing.
Feature November 17, 2020
Police dogs bite thousands of Americans each year, including innocent bystanders, children, police officers, even their own handlers. The Marshall Project—in collaboration with AL.com, IndyStar and the Invisible Institute—examined more than 150 serious cases nationwide.
Feature October 15, 2020
A series on the damage police dogs inflict on Americans, published in collaboration with AL.com, IndyStar and the Invisible Institute.
Feature October 11, 2020
Why K-9s in Indianapolis have mauled so many people—and why that may change.
Feature October 2, 2020
An Alabama man killed by a K-9 officer was one of thousands of Americans bitten by police dogs every year. Few ever get justice.
Analysis September 23, 2020
The president has spent millions on misleading Facebook ads targeting undecided voters, while Joe Biden has been virtually silent.