Trump’s Conquest of the Department of Justice is Complete Matt Ford, New Republic

Four prosecutors quit Roger Stone case after Justice Department overturns sentencing proposal Eli Stokols, Los Angeles Times

Will Texas Execute an Innocent Man? Erik Hedegaard, Rolling Stone

The Golden Age of White Collar Crime Michael Hobbes, Huffington Post

NY Dems Offer Compromise on Landmark Bail Reform Law The Crime Report

Bloomberg’s Blunt Defense of Stop-and-Frisk Policy Draws Scrutiny Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman, New York Times

‘A step backwards’: Mandatory minimum sentences won’t stop violent crime in Missouri Editorial Board, Kansas City Star

Assembly Republicans pass bills that would put more people behind bars, increase costs (Wisconsin) Patrick Marley and Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Jussie Smollett, Former ‘Empire’ Actor, Has Been Indicted Again In Illinois Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR

Reform Candidates are Trying to Change the Definition of a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ in Texas Michael Barajas, Texas Observer

Philadelphia public defenders vote to unionize Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philadelphia Inquirer

Missouri Considers ‘Katie’s Law’ Requiring DNA Collection for All Felony Arrests Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

13 More Convictions Tied To Corrupt Chicago Officers Overturned Chip Mitchell, WBEZ

Books helped me get through a life sentence. Exploitative fees rob others of benefit. Chris Wilson, USA Today