A Trump-Appointed Prosecutor Is Lobbying Against DC’s Modest Criminal Justice Reform Mark Joseph Stern, Slate

In Short-Staffed Jail, Epstein Was Left Alone for Hours; Guard Was Substitute Ali Watkins, Katie Benner, and Danielle Ivory, New York Times

Jeffrey Epstein suicide casts spotlight on federal prison system riven by staff shortages, violence, sexual harassment Kevin Johnson, USA Today

Instead of investing money into police departments, let’s put it towards communities Jennifer Cobbina, The Hill

NYPD Deputy Commissioner slams bail reform, says 99% won’t see jail cell Craig McCarthy, New York Post

Miami-Dade won’t prosecute minor pot cases. And cops can’t act on a sniff test alone David Ovalle and Samantha Gross, Miami Herald

They Got Their Voting Rights Back, But Will They Go to the Polls? (Louisiana) Nicole Lewis, The Marshall Project

A young black football player was arrested after claiming ‘cocaine’ on his car was bird poop. It was bird poop. Radley Balko, Washington Post

The Biggest Takeaways From Meek Mill’s ‘Free Meek’ Docuseries Will Schube, Complex

Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair sentenced to 3½ years in prison on gun conviction Jason Owens, Yahoo! Sports

German Drama ‘Dark Woods’ to Dramatize Real-Life Missing Woman Mystery Stewart Clarke, Variety

‘Brian Banks’ Is A Criminal Justice Film That Never Breaks Free of Its Premise Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Shia LaBeouf, Robert De Niro to Star in Redemptive Crime Drama ‘After Exile’ Jeff Sneider, Collider