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NYT: Coronavirus Tracking Project

Since April of 2020, I have been working with The New York Times to collect coronavirus data from across the country. In May, I was assigned to a team of about 10 reporters covering COVID-19 in the prison system. As a freelancer, I maintain a database of case counts and deaths in prisons and jails, and I also conduct interviews and research for long-term reporting projects. Below are links to NYT stories and projects that I have contributed to:


Coronavirus Cases Rise Sharply in Prisons Even as They Plateau Nationwide, June 16, 2020

San Quentin Prison Was Free of the Virus. One Decision Fueled an Outbreak, June 30, 2020

San Quentin Ordered to Reduce Prison Population by Half Over Virus Fears, Oct. 21, 2020


Virus Raged at City Jails, Leaving 1,259 Guards Infected and 6 Dead, May 20, 2020

Coronavirus Limits California's Efforts to Fight Fires with Prison Labor, Aug. 22, 2020

Where Americans Gathered, The Virus Followed, Sept. 2, 2020

Federal Prisons Will Let Inmates Have Visitors During Pandemic, Oct. 1, 2020

‘I Just Kind of Lost It’: As Coronavirus Cases Soar, One Montana Town Reels, Oct. 16, 2020 (printed on Oct. 17 front page)

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