The Marshall Project has a very small data team that covers all the data collection, analysis, design and visualization needs of our newsroom to support strong, in-depth investigative data reporting about the criminal justice system in America. This portfolio covers a range of this work, from a 9-month long investigative data analysis breaking down the dangerous misconception that immigrants increase crime, to the heartbreaking data behind the numbers of children placed into foster care who are lost to their parents forever because of incarceration. Our handful of data reporters pitch and carry out their own investigative data projects, collaborate with other reporters to crunch numbers from massive datasets to uncover important unknown information hidden in criminal justice data, and design and build beautiful, compelling data visualizations to convey the stories in this data.
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