What It Means to Name a Forgotten Murder Victim Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic

The Laws of Forgiveness Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker

Are Private Prisons in Trouble? Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Brennan Center for Justice

The Repurposing of the American Jail Jessica Pishko, The Atlantic

Guards Accused of Napping and Shopping Online the Night Epstein Died Michael Gold, Danielle Ivory, and Nicole Hong, New York Times

2 prison guards charged as part of investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s death Geoffrey Berman, Politico

Falsely Imprisoned for 23 Years: Now He’s Received $7 Million Alan Feuer, New York Times

Back in the World Again: After 27 Years Behind Bars, Frustration and Joy Jeremiah Bourgeois, The Crime Report

Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan battleground Ivan Moreno, ABC News

What happens after a transgender woman is murdered? For family and friends, a long and agonizing search for closure Kristin Lam, USA Today

The police experiment that changed what we know about foot patrol Liz Tung, WHYY

Netflix delivers your next true crime fix with The Confession Killer trailer Britt Hayes, The AV Club