This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week.
On the criminal justice policy front: This week, more than 200,000 people with criminal convictions regained the right to vote as Kentucky and New Jersey both took action against felony disenfranchisement. A piece from Slate documents one man’s fight to vote in Kentucky. And a piece from the Los Angeles Times looks at the movement to eliminate money bail in California.
In muckraker/watchdog reporting: A five-part series from the Marshall Project examines families separated by prison and the overwhelming financial burdens that often come with the incarceration of a loved one. And a six-part investigation from the Kansas City Star looks at the foster care-to-prison pipeline in Missouri and beyond.
In complex crime storytelling: A piece from the Marshall Project examines the deadly stabbing of 18-year-old Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors, and the eerie parallels between the case and that of the Central Park Jogger. And a piece from the Los Angeles Times looks at the “invisible victims” of the infamous Golden State Killer: the 29 men and boys who were forced to witness the terror of their loved ones.
And in culture/true crime: The Marshall Project staff shares their top picks of 2019 for criminal justice in movies, TV, and podcasts.