These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them. Stacy Cowley and Jessica Silver-Greenberg, New York Times

The Porch Pirate of Potrero Hill Can’t Believe It Came to This Lauren Smiley, The Atlantic

Prisoners Are Fighting California’s Wildfires on the Front Lines, But Getting Little in Return Nicole Goodkind, Fortune

Inmates risking their lives to fight California’s wildfires deserve a chance at full-time jobs Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

Oklahoma to Release Nearly 500 Prisoners in a Single Day Richard A. Oppel Jr., New York Times

After decades visiting his parents in prison, this lawyer wants to be San Francisco’s next DA Deanna Paul, Washington Post

Inmates sue Washington corrections officials after being put in solitary confinement over food strike Joseph O’Sullivan, Seattle Times

What can Norway teach Washington state about solitary confinement? Austin Jenkins, KUOW

A Louisiana DA will let you out of your community service obligation – if you donate to his nonprofit Radley Balko, Washington Post

Soros Adds Intrigue and $800,000 to DA Race, Backing Progressive (New York) Jesse McKinley, New York Times

Gov. Abbott wants to identify mass shooters before they strike. Researchers are skeptical. (Texas) Eric Dexheimer and Austin Bureau, Houston Chronicle

How Much Can Police Affect The Crime Rate? The Crime Report

NC sexual assault reforms pass unanimously Kate Martin, Carolina Public Press