Houston’s mayoral candidates say crime is getting worse. The numbers say otherwise. St. John Barned-Smith and Jasper Scherer, Houston Chronicle

The Private Option Marsha McLeod, The Atlantic

The Cost of Running Guantánamo Bay: $13 Million Per Prisoner Carol Rosenberg, New York Times

The Navajo Nation Opposed His Execution. The US Plans to Do It Anyway. Christie Thompson, The Marshall Project

Why This Scientist Keeps Receiving Packages of Serial Killers’ Hair Heather Murphy, New York Times

NRA Ramped Up Facebook Advertising Immediately After Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton Sam Biddle, The Intercept

Trump’s Plan to Stop Violence Via Smartphone Tracking Isn’t Just a Massive Privacy Violation Jane Hu, Slate

What Democratic candidates need to admit about criminal justice reform Chandra Bozelko and Ryan Lo, The Week

A Prison Lifer Comes Home Maura Ewing and Samantha Melamed, The Atlantic

Convicted of murder, but a police officer pulled the trigger (Alabama) Megan Thompson and Mori Rothman, PBS

SF plans to close juvenile hall, but a new proposal would put more youths there Jill Tucker and Joaquin Palomino, San Francisco Chronicle

The connection between video games and mass shootings isn’t just wrong – it’s racist Tanya Basu, MIT Technology Review

“Just Keep Asking”: True Crime Filmmakers Talk About Pushing A Classic Genre In New And More Ethical Directions at IFP Week 2019 Matt Prigge, Filmmaker Magazine

How Did The Real Crime Operation From Hustlers Actually Go Down? Joyce Chen, Refinery29