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Weihua Li is a data reporter at The Marshall Project. She uses data analysis and visualization to tell stories about the criminal justice system. She studied journalism and comparative politics at Boston University and graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree in data journalism.
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Feature November 11
Black men are most affected by Florida’s two-strikes law.
Feature November 11
Why Florida leads the nation in people serving life without chance of parole.
Analysis September 27
Census data show incarceration rates are down. It may have more to do with the pandemic than broad reforms.
Police officers in Denver, Colo., in March 2021. From 2019 to 2020, the number of people working at local police departments and sheriffs’ offices decreased by less than 1%, according to monthly data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
News September 1
While other industries were devastated by the pandemic last year, police departments felt a much smaller impact.
Feature August 13
In rural communities, fatal police shootings have occurred at high rates, without the attention (and protests) that urban shootings have drawn.
In Palm Beach County, Florida, the number of people in county jails, including the main detention center pictured here, dropped by nearly 250 during the pandemic.
News June 7
Judges, prosecutors and sheriffs in many states sent people home instead of to jail last year, but new data suggests the change is not lasting.
News May 17
Our reporting shows that in at least 49 states, plus Washington, D.C., foster care officials obtain federal benefits intended for children in their care.
On March 19, 2021, hundreds of people packed into Union Square during an Asian American Federation peace vigil following the shootings in Atlanta.
News April 20
“There is a whole wave of attacking elderly people in different ways," one New York legislator says.
Family members of Magali Alberto, who was shot and killed at a traffic light, at a press conference held by the Los Angeles Police Department on May 28, 2020.
News April 8
A COVID-strained social safety net. Entrenched distrust between cops and communities of color. "2020 was a tinderbox."