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Manuel Villa worked in the financial industry for 11 years, first in Tokyo and later in New York. In 2016, he left finance and entered the investigative journalism masters program at Columbia Journalism School. After graduation, Manuel was a data journalism fellow at The Marshall Project. He was later selected as the first Neo4j data journalism fellow at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), where he worked on the Paradise Papers before returning to The Marshall Project.
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Case in Point June 6, 2019
A Pennsylvania case illustrates a national problem: People with psychiatric illnesses often remain incarcerated while they wait for a hospital bed.
The California Experiment April 23, 2019
Effort to cut prison overcrowding puts some jails in crisis.
The California Experiment December 21, 2018
San Joaquin went all in. Now it’s a model.
The California Experiment December 20, 2018
Crime is up. The mystery is why.
Feature November 21, 2018
The Bureau of Prisons set higher standards for psychiatric care. But instead of helping more inmates, the agency dropped thousands from its caseload, data shows.
Life Inside October 4, 2018
“I want to do the work that the guys do.”
Feature July 23, 2018
How Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is playing out in his hometown.
Analysis May 20, 2018
Despite Jeff Sessions’ new zero-tolerance mandate along the border, the Justice Department has prioritized immigration offenses for years.
News July 18, 2017
A new study examines the lingering impact of war-on-crime policies.
News June 22, 2017
A new study shows a striking disparity between incarcerated men and women.