The Trouble With Crime Statistics Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker

Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration Ruth Sangree, Brennan Center for Justice

Fighting Time When You’re Doing Time Michael E. Gaston, The Marshall Project

Should Judges Have to Weigh the Price Tag of Sending Someone to Prison? Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Can a Prosecutor Be Progressive and Take Sex Crimes Seriously? Marissa Hoechstetter, The Appeal

Who Killed the Knapp Family? Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, New York Times

What if the probation office was a place of joy instead of fear? New York City shows how. Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Gov. Polis said he wanted to close a private prison. GEO Group beat him to it, leaving Colorado scrambling. Jesse Paul, Colorado Sun

Inmate to be executed for crime that no longer gets death penalty (Georgia) Bill Rankin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Top Queens Prosecutors Broke The Rules, Then Got Promoted. Will The New DA Keep Them In Charge? George Joseph, Gothamist

In Maryland, an Abrupt Change in Leadership Could Boost Sentencing and Parole Reform Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

Proposed bill seeks more transparency after police shootings (Kansas) Associated Press

Reentry Programs Should Address Risk Factors for Trauma: Ex-NJ Gov The Crime Report

After 25 years in prison for his accomplice’s killing of a store clerk, Bay Area man is released under a new law Annie Sciacca, San Jose Mercury News