Beaten and Left in Solitary Confinement, He Thought He Would Die Jan Ransom, New York Times

America’s next most important election? The LA district attorney race Los Angeles Times Editorial Board

Criminal justice reform targets court fines, fees (California) Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune

Will Timothy Trybus go to prison for viral rant? Most white men charged with hate crimes in Cook County do not Josh McGhee, Chicago Reporter

9-year-old boy – his feet barely touching ground from his chair – hears judge explain murder charges brought against him in central Illinois fire that killed 5 Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune

The False Alarms That Get Kids Arrested Tyler Kingkade, The Atlantic

When a police officer dies by suicide, what help does the spouse get? Hannah Rappleye and Emily Siegel, NBC News

As Police Body Cam Tech Evolves, Some Cities Pull Back The Crime Report

In Maine, a Celebrity Domestic Violence Case Continues to Send Out Ripples Ellen Barry, New York Times

More Parents Enter Guilty Pleas in College Admissions Cheating Case Jennifer Levitz, Wall Street Journal

SC ‘sovereign citizen’ rejects delusional outlaw world, gets mercy from federal judge John Monk, The State

It’s hard to land a bank job if you have a record. But JPMorgan Chase tells people in Chicago with criminal records: ‘We’re hiring.’ Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune

Life After Prison For Women Who Served Decades Behind Bars Eren Orbey, The New Yorker

‘Tutwiler’ Reveals the Heartbreak of Pregnancy in Prison Alysia Santo and Elaine McMillion, The Marshall Project