Hate-Crime Violence Hits 16-Year High, FBI Reports Adeel Hassan, New York Times

Hundreds of victims’ relatives, ex-officials ask Trump administration to halt federal executions Mark Berman, Washington Post

What I Think About When I Think About Freedom John J. Lennon, The Marshall Project

Can Restorative Justice Go Mainstream? Lauren Sonnenberg, The Crime Report

As execution nears, co-defendant says condemned man likely isn’t killer (Georgia) Joshua Sharpe, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

He was one of the first prisoners released under Trump’s criminal justice reform law. Now he’s accused of murder. David Shortell and Jason Carroll, CNN

As prosecutors take larger role in reversing wrongful convictions, Philadelphia DA exonerates 10 men wrongly imprisoned for murder Tom Jackman, Washington Post

Can The Right Superintendent Fix What’s Wrong With Policing In Chicago? Chip Mitchell and Patrick Smith, WBEZ

Former public defender Rachel Rossi latest to enter crowded LA County DA’s race James Queally, Los Angeles Times

Audit: Inmates granted parole remain behind bars for longer over housing issues (Nevada) Riley Snyder, The Nevada Independent

Marijuana smell from cars is the least of the Philadelphia Police Department’s problems Editorial Board, Philadelphia Inquirer

Never-before-published letters, interviews offer clues in infamous Michigan murders Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press

How Bad Batch’s Laura Beil Became The Voice Of True Crime Podcasting Rose Minutaglio, Elle

How Octavia Spencer’s Truth Be Told tackles true crime and ‘wild West’ journalism Joey Nolfi and Patrick Gomez, Entertainment Weekly

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