The controversy over New York’s bail reform law, explained Roxanna Asgarian, Vox

The Fire This Time Alice Speri, The Intercept

Black Women Prosecutors Rally Behind St. Louis Circuit Attorney Over Racist Backlash Aaron Morrison, The Appeal

Few Elections for Prosecutors Give Voters a Choice: Report The Crime Report

The Fight to Save an Innocent Refugee From Almost Certain Death Ben Taub, The New Yorker

Rural Montana Had Already Lost Too Many Native Women. Then Selena Disappeared. Jack Healy, New York Times

LA Police Union Contributes $1 Million to Anti-George Gascón PAC Eliyahu Kamisher, The Appeal

How a major investigation into Orange County jail informants ended with a whimper James Queally and Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times

New Jersey Takes on Vestige of Three-Fifths Clause: Prison Gerrymandering Sarah Lustbader, The Appeal

Parson calls for more downsizing in Missouri prison system Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Octavia Spencer Follows the Clues Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker

Elizabeth Smart will star in true-crime TV specials on Lifetime Scott D. Pierce, Salt Lake Tribune