Imagine Being on Trial. With Exonerating Evidence Trapped on Your Phone. Kashmir Hill, New York Times

The Steep Costs of Criminal Justice Fees and Fines Matthew Menendez, Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Michael Crowley, and Noah Atchison, Brennan Center for Justice

Why rural Americans struggle for equal justice Pamela Metzger, Dallas Morning News

Why Do Rural Areas Keep Building New Jails? The Crime Report

For Some Death Row Inmates, Kelley Henry Is the Last Line of Defense (Tennessee) Steven Hale, Nashville Scene

‘Constant injustice’: Missouri must fund and fix its broken public defender system Editorial Board, Kansas City Star

Defenseless: Missouri justice system violates the Constitution every day Dave Helling, Kansas City Star

Larry Krasner vs. Everybody: Inside the Philly DA’s Crusade to Revolutionize Criminal Justice Steve Volk, Philadelphia Magazine

Jury awards $13.2 million to children of man who died after struggle with Anaheim police Anh Do, Los Angeles Times

She was fatally strangled. The media is making it about her sex life. Anna North, Vox

‘I’ve been dying for 25 years’: How a cop has stalled his child sex abuse trial for decades Gus Garcia-Roberts, Devan Patel, and Elizabeth Murray, USA Today

Miami-Dade uproots sex offender camp yet again. Does harsh law really make public safer? Charles Rabin, Miami Herald

Twins Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook Went Missing 30 Years Ago. Their Family Still Wants Answers. Jordan Julian, Daily Beast