It’s time to stop pardoning turkeys Mark Osler, Washington Post

How to Survive Death Row Elisabeth Garber-Paul, Rolling Stone

Appalachia vs. the Carceral State Sam Adler-Bell, New Republic

What mercy in the criminal justice system could look like Peter Marty, The Christian Century

In a Louisiana Parish, Hundreds of Cases May Be Tainted By Sheriff’s Office Misconduct Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal

West Virginia Inmates Will Be Charged by the Minute to Read E-Books on Tablets CJ Ciaramella, Reason

Boston Dynamics’ ‘terrifying’ robotic dogs have been put to work by at least one police agency Peter Holley, Washington Post

Baltimore Police Announce New Use of Force Policies Dawn White, WBAL

Appeals Court Rules California Must Restructure Parole Process Nick Cahill, Courthouse News

Hogan Issues First Paroles For Juvenile Lifers in Decades (Maryland) NBC News

Time’s up: Let’s flush an ancient law with racist origins (New Jersey) Editorial Board, New Jersey Star-Ledger

Short-staffed and overcrowded. And for the state’s largest jail, that’s just the start (Hawaii) Ben Gutierrez, Hawaii News Now

In College Behind Bars, Prisoners Step Into the Classroom Ted Alcorn, Vulture