We’ve Normalized Prison Piper Kerman, Washington Post

When Poor People Are Beaten for Seeking Help Mara Gay and Emma Goldberg, New York Times

My GPS-Tracked Life on Parole James Baimbridge, The Marshall Project

Before First Federal Execution in Years, Family of Victims Dissents (Arkansas) Campbell Robertson, New York Times

‘I wanted to prove people wrong and take ownership of my past’: Personal essays and art by formerly or currently incarcerated Americans Washington Post

Ex-San Francisco DA Gascon Enters Race for Top LA Prosecutor Nathan Solis, Courthouse News

Democratic Candidates Face Questions Seldom Heard On Campaign Trail Nicole Lewis, The Marshall Project

Justice Department to Allow Body Cameras in Joint Task Forces Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Will James Dailey become the 30th person wrongly sentenced to death in Florida? Scott Maxwell, Orlando Sentinel

Jarrod Ramos admits killing five in Capital Gazette newsroom attack (Maryland) Lynh Bui, Erin Cox, and Paul Duggan, Washington Post

Abusive girlfriend urged college student from NJ to kill himself, prosecutors say. She’s facing charges. Associated Press

Jurors say police sergeant should get almost $20 million in discrimination suit against St. Louis County police Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

License Plate Readers: Newest Crime Fighting Tool or Oversold? The Crime Report