Eric Holder: William Barr is unfit to be attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr., Washington Post

Can We Fix Mass Incarceration Without Including Violent Offenders? Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project

Anyone’s Son Wudan Yan, Longreads

Dallas Has Been Dispatching Social Workers to Some 911 Calls. It’s Working. Lucas Manfield, Dallas Observer

Appeals Court Weighs Authority Of Missouri Prosecutors To Correct Wrongful Convictions Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio

To bring a boy’s murderers to justice, a prosecutor wrestled with his own childhood abuse Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times

A Florida inmate wants to describe prison brutality. Why won’t Miami-Dade jail let him? Ben Conarck and Nicholas Nehamas, Miami Herald

Fixing ‘Barbaric’ Prison and Jail Conditions Called ‘Missing Link’ in Reform The Crime Report

Harris County DA Candidate Audia Jones Says She Won’t Prosecute Sex Work Kira Lerner, The Appeal

Texas executed Travis Runnels for a prison murder. His lawyers said false testimony put him on death row. Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Peanut King: After 37 years in prison, a giant of Baltimore’s drug trade returns to face his city’s ruins Tim Prudente, Baltimore Sun

The NYPD wants in on the true-crime journalism boom Sarah Weinman, Columbia Journalism Review

True-crime podcast retells the story of Molly Zelko, the mob-busting Joliet journalist who vanished in 1957 Ted Slowik, Chicago Tribune