Promising Reform and Independence, Melinda Katz Elected Next Queens District Attorney Samar Khurshid, Gotham Gazette

SF district attorney’s race: Suzy Loftus leads Chesa Boudin by a scant 240 votes Evan Sernoffsky, San Francisco Chronicle

Hingeley unseats Tracci for Albemarle commonwealth’s attorney (Virginia) Tyler Hammel, The Daily Progress

Longtime Public Defender Runs For Prosecutor to Fight “Family Separation” (Virginia) Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

Fairfax County, Home of William Barr, Elects Progressive Prosecutor Steve Descano (Virginia) Ryan Reilly, Huffington Post

“Ending Mass Incarceration” Requires “a Systemic Approach”: An Interview with Steve Descano, Candidate in Fairfax (Virginia) Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

‘Game Changer’: Florida Judge Allows Cops to Search DNA Database The Crime Report

A Jail Increased Extreme Isolation to Stop Suicides. More People Killed Themselves. Jason Pohl and Ryan Gabrielson, The Sacramento Bee/ProPublica

New York Subway Police Make Us Less Safe Jonathan Ben-Menachem, The Appeal

Oklahoma City police officer’s murder conviction a nationwide rarity Adam Kemp, The Oklahoman

Queens landlord will pay $1 million for denying apartments to previously incarcerated people Stephen Rex Brown, New York Daily News

Voting from behind bars: Pa. allows many inmates to vote, but access varies by county Joseph Darius Jaafari, Pennsylvania Post

Life After Prison, on YouTube Amelia Tait, New York Times

In ‘Felon’, Reginald Dwayne Betts Reflects On Life After Prison Carmen Baskauf and Lucy Nalpathanchil, Connecticut Public Radio

The Preppy Murderer Who Cried Rape – and the Media Listened Nick Schager, Daily Beast