Hundreds of Cities Have Adopted a New Strategy for Reducing Crime in Housing. Is It Making Neighborhoods Safer – or Whiter? Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

In north Louisiana, sheriff and private prison operator trade prisoners for ICE detainees Bryn Stole, New Orleans Times-Picayune

A Presidential Town Hall on Mass Incarceration – Who Will Show Up? Alice Speri, The Intercept

Google Maps now shows speed traps, potentially raising the ire of law enforcement Marie Baca, Washington Post

How a Band of Surfer Dudes Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in NY History Corey Kilgannon, New York Times

Texas Justice Reform: A ‘Sea Change’ Underway? The Crime Report

A federal judge is challenging how Connecticut treats its former death row inmates, saying they are held under cruel and unusual conditions Edmund Mahoney, Hartford Courant

ACLU of Minnesota sues state to restore voter rights for people with felonies Chao Xiong, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

SC poor face trial without lawyers in municipal court. A settlement could change that. Gregory Yee, Charleston Post and Courier

Lori Loughlin, more parents face new bribery charge in college admissions scandal Joey Garrison, USA Today

Phoenix police officer involved in viral video stop of couple fired Uriel Garcia, USA Today

From Making A Murderer to Madeleine McCann’s disappearance: How true crime documentaries affect locals Rishma Dosani, Metro