The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization, and The Associated Press have created several data visualizations illustrating how COVID-19 has affected prisons in the United States. One visualization shows that more than 48,000 people in prison have tested positive for the virus. The visualizations also show that more than 10,000 prison staff have had COVID-19 and that New Jersey has the most prison cases per capita.
Visualizing How COVID-19 Is Affecting Prisons in the United States
Michael McLaughlin is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He researches and writes about a variety of issues related to information technology and Internet policy, including digital platforms, e-government, and artificial intelligence. Michael graduated from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Communication with Minors in Politics and International Affairs and Journalism. He received his Master’s in Communication at Stanford University, specializing in Data Journalism.
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