Inside the jury room, an agonizing deliberation to sentence Amber Guyger Deanna Paul, Washington Post

A key witness in ex-cop Amber Guyger’s murder trial was shot to death in Dallas Amir Vera, Hollie Silverman, Holly Yan, and Ashley Killough, CNN

Amber Guyger’s Judge Gave Her a Bible and a Hug. Did That Cross a Line? Sarah Mervosh and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, New York Times

How Far Will California Take Criminal-Justice Reform? Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker

Locked up, left behind (California) Evan Sernoffsky and Joaquin Palomino, San Francisco Chronicle

Does the Constitution Guarantee a Right to an Insanity Defense? Garrett Epps, The Atlantic

Texas Stays Execution of Jewish Man After Judge Is Accused of Anti-Semitism Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, New York Times

Code Switch: “Political Prisoners?” WNYC

Jodi Arias’ murder conviction could be overturned because of prosecutor misconduct claims Lauren Castle, USA Today

Misdemeanor Arrests Drop Steeply in Many Cities The Crime Report

Amanda Knox sits down with Lester Holt NBC News

White Officer Cleared of Killing Unarmed Black Man in Georgia Courthouse News

Inmates Annotate an Archive of Prison Photos With Their Own Stories Bridget Quinn, Hyperallergic

New Netflix Series Cold Case Files Explores Unsolved True Crime Stories Dominic Smithers, LadBible

Reginald Dwayne Betts’s Poetry After Prison Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker