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Weihua Li is a data fellow 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 recently graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree in data journalism.
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Feature January 9
How the state’s “restitution program” forces poor people to work off small debts.
Election 2020 January 2
The candidates vying to challenge President Trump want to move their party left on bail reform, marijuana, immigration and more. Here's where they stand.
News December 3
A new study finds black people are staying longer in state prisons, even as they face fewer arrests and prison admissions overall.
Analysis November 26, 2019
Gender has passed religion and sexual orientation as one of the most common motivations behind hate crimes, but recognizing it is a challenge for many police departments.
Justice Lab November 11
Victim’s family pushes for a high-tech crackdown—but it may not work.
News September 30
2018 drop extends decades-long trend, but rapes rise for sixth straight year
News September 13
Thousands of cases have been filed since President Trump started forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico.
News September 10
Most states give money to people leaving prison. But some formerly incarcerated people say it's often not enough to meet their basic needs.
Analysis August 23
Most of the increase comes from immigration charges, not violent crime or drugs, a new report finds.
News August 14
A hiring freeze by the Trump administration shrank the federal prison workforce at twice the rate of the declining prison population.