Epstein’s Death Highlights A Staffing Crisis in Federal Prisons Justin George and Weihua Li, The Marshall Project

Jeffrey Epstein Death: 2 Guards Slept Through Checks and Falsified Records Katie Benner and Danielle Ivory, New York Times

Jeffrey Epstein and the Myth of “Justice” in America Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

Thirty-Two Short Stories About Death in Prison Ken White, The Atlantic

Attorney General Barr Does Not Approve of Your Kinder, Gentler Elected District Attorneys Scott Shackford, Reason

It’s been 5 years since a police officer killed my son, Michael Brown. Nothing has changed. Lezley McSpadden, Washington Post

Facial recognition software mistook 1 in 5 California lawmakers for criminals, says ACLU Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Inside the Murderabilia Machine Elizabeth Yuko, Rolling Stone

Police fear ‘suicide by cop’ cases. So they’ve stopped responding to some calls (California) Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

ACLU report: Criminal justice reforms could cut South Dakota prison population in half by 2025 Jody Heemstra, Dakota Radio Group

Oakland Police Have Been Systematically Underreporting Use of Force Darwin BondGraham, The Appeal

On a vast reservation, female Navajo officers patrol with bulletproof vests and protective amulets (New Mexico) John Glionna, Los Angeles Times

Heather Heyer’s not on this FBI list. How hate crimes become invisible Mallory Simon and Sara Sidner, CNN

Tribeca TV Festival to premiere Forest Whitaker crime drama ‘Godfather Of Harlem’ John Hazelton, Screen Daily

Opinion: Women Don’t Belong in the Criminal Justice System Robin Steinberg, Ms. Magazine