Why the Iowa caucuses are even whiter than you think Kira Lerner, Washington Post

Emotional debate on Colorado death penalty repeal culminates in historic vote Alex Burness, Denver Post

Chesa Boudin’s New Bail Policy Is Nation’s Most Progressive. It Also Reveals Persistence Of Tough-On-Crime Norms. Colin Doyle, The Appeal

The Justice Department Wades Into New York Bail Reform Fight With Federal Hate Crime Charges Over Slapping Scott Shackford, Reason

Trump administration launches task force on missing, murdered indigenous peoples: ‘Operation Lady Justice’ Stephanie Ebbs, ABC News

The New Majority Behind Sex Work Decriminalization Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

Jackie Lacey Met Her Progressive Challengers On Stage For The First Time, And It Was Explosive Eliyahu Kamisher, The Appeal

Alabama Prison Overhaul Requires More Spending, Inmate Education: Panel The Crime Report

Chicago police announce major restructuring, moving detectives and specialized cops to patrol districts to take on violence Annie Sweeney and Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

Charleston police disproportionately pull over black drivers. Here’s the plan to fix it. (South Carolina) Gregory Yee, Post and Courier

Fotis Dulos is dead, leaving behind the mystery of what happened to Jennifer Farber Dulos (Connecticut) Dave Altimari, Amanda Blanco, and Emily Brindley, Hartford Courant

The Vibrant (and Still Illegal) Sports Gambling Scene That Exists Behind Bars John J. Lennon, Sports Illustrated

Game of Phones Olethus Hill Jr., The Marshall Project