How drug-related violence complicates criminal justice reform David Farber, Washington Post

I Host a Popular Podcast. I’m Also in Prison. Rahsaan Thomas, The Marshall Project

Why Can’t We Get Rid of Bad Sheriffs? Jessica Pishko, New York Times

Cash/Consent: The war on sex work Lorelei Lee, n+1

Security bristles around Texas police shooting trial Las Vegas Sun

Prosecution contrasts Amber Guyger’s spotless uniform with ‘heroic’ efforts of fellow Dallas officers Jennifer Emily, Dana Branham and LaVendrick Smith, Dallas News

What to know about sweeping criminal justice reforms kicking in come January Graham Rayman, New York Daily News

Behind the Story: I wanted to know how a Texas Ranger got a serial killer to spill his secrets Del Quentin Wilber, Los Angeles Times

Report: Prisons Responsible for ‘Largest Book Ban’ in US The Crime Report

After Testifying Against the Bloods, Can Tekashi 69 Disappear? Ali Watkins, New York Times

Oklahoma’s Death Row Prisoners Are Forced into Permanent Solitary Confinement. They Are ‘Buried Alive,’ Advocates Say. Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

The hard pitch: Four men who spent time in prison are now hoping to convince people to invest in them Theresa Vargas, Washington Post

The ‘Crime Noir’ Podcast Is Putting An Overdue Spotlight On The Unsolved Cases Of Missing Black People Dominique Jackson, Blavity