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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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Analysis September 27
Census data show incarceration rates are down. It may have more to do with the pandemic than broad reforms.
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.
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.
News April 20
“There is a whole wave of attacking elderly people in different ways," one New York legislator says.
News April 8
A COVID-strained social safety net. Entrenched distrust between cops and communities of color. "2020 was a tinderbox."
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.
News October 7, 2020
Wardens blocked bids for freedom as COVID-19 spread behind bars, data shows.