These Are the Prisons America Asked For Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

People Keep Dying in Mississippi Prisons, But The Governor Wants to Move On Liliana Segura, The Intercept

At Harvey Weinstein trial, prosecutors try to overcome image of a ‘harmless old man’ in court James Queally and Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times

Native women are vanishing across the US. Inside an aunt’s desperate search for her niece Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times

Virginia abolished parole 25 years ago. Now efforts to restore it are advancing. Antonio Olivo, Washington Post

Court fees hurt needy communities, don’t fund the system, report says: ‘We have more work to do’ Jacqueline DeRobertis, The Advocate

Meth, Guns And Aggressive Tactics Combine To Give Colorado One Of Nation’s Highest Police Shooting Rates Allison Sherry and Ben Markus, Colorado Public Radio

Virginia Prosecutors Call Death Penalty a ‘Failed Government Program’ The Crime Report

The judge whose bail requirements leave cash-strapped defendants in jail (Louisiana) Richard A. Webster, The Guardian

CPD using controversial facial recognition program that scans billions of photos from Facebook, other sites Tom Schuba, Chicago Sun-Times

Blockbuster DA Races Rock Big Texas Counties, From Austin to Houston Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

I track murder cases that use the ‘gay panic defense,’ a controversial practice banned in 9 states W. Carsten Andresen, The Conversation

A Cancer Patient Stole Groceries Worth $109.63. She Was Sentenced to 10 Months. (Pennsylvania) Richard A. Oppel Jr., New York Times