The Race To End Mass Incarceration In America’s Second Largest City (Los Angeles, CA) Jessica Schulberg, Huffington Post

The Notorious Michael R. Bloomberg Charles M. Blow, New York Times

What Kind of Woman Defends Harvey Weinstein? Christina Cauterucci, Slate

State officials reverse course, will end 5-year death penalty hiatus with return to lethal injection (Oklahoma) Dylan Goforth, The Frontier

Nearly 66,000 weed convictions dating back to 1961 to be dismissed in Los Angeles County Jordan Culver, USA Today

The LAPD branded them as gang associates. But they fought back and got removed from CalGang database Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times

New York Schools Gang Unit Pushes the Criminalization of Children Alice Speri, The Intercept

Metro Transit Police held a competition to encourage arrests and other enforcement (Washington, DC) Justin George, Washington Post

Lawmakers give 300 Virginia inmates their first chance at parole Marie Albiges, Virginian-Pilot

A newspaper requested public documents on gun ownership. Now its reporters are getting threats. Hannah Knowles, Washington Post

These valentines headed to prisons and detention centers across the country are heartbreaking and revealing Theresa Vargas, Washington Post

Alec Karakatsanis on the ‘Usual Cruelty’ of the Criminal Justice System Michael Barajas, Texas Observer