When Can a Woman Who Kills Her Abuser Claim Self-Defense? Rachel Louise Snyder, The New Yorker

Trump Will Sign Federal ‘Ban the Box’ Bill Into Law as Part of Massive Spending Bill CJ Ciaramella, Reason

Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson indicted on murder charge Erik Ortiz, NBC News

Texas Is Falling Out of Love With the Death Penalty Stephen Young, Dallas Observer

Commutations can relieve costs of sick and aging prison population — and reverse decades of bad policy Editorial Board, Philadelphia Inquirer 

Chicago Is Making the Case for Releasing Pregnant Inmates Sarah Conway, The Atlantic 

Ambitious Texas law fails to make dent in jailhouse suicides Riin Aljas and Ryan E. Little, Associated Press 

Candidates take note: Strong bipartisan consensus on criminal justice reform Paul Samuels and Gabrielle de la Gueronniere, The Hill

Improving Millions Of Lives And Saving Billions of Dollars: Sustainable Investing And Criminal Justice Reform Bhakti Mirchandani, Forbes

Netflix’s Don’t F**k With Cats Tells the True Story of One of Canada’s Most Infamous Murderers Gabrielle Bruney, Esquire