Rod Blagojevich – Not Alice Johnson – Is the True Face of Trump’s Criminal Justice Policies Laura Thompson, Mother Jones

Black defendants spend more time in jail for the same crimes. Something has to change (Florida) Jeff Brandes, Tampa Bay Times

The National Bail Industry Is Funding Misleading Facebook Ads To Fight Bail Reform Movement, Advocates Say George Joseph, Gothamist

Criminal-Justice Changes Are Squeezing the Bail-Bond Industry Laura Kusisto, Wall Street Journal

Judiciary Requests More Funding For Trump Judges Madison Alder, Bloomberg Law

DA Associations Should Own Up to the Splintering Politics of Prosecution Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

Unthinkable April Dembosky, Mother Jones

He Went to Prison After a Prosecutor Hid Evidence. Seven Years After Our Story, He Walked Free. Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica

The Black Moms Who Occupied a Vacant House and Became Icons of the Homelessness Crisis Rick Paulas, Vice

DNA Databases Are Boon to Police But Menace to Privacy, Critics Say Lindsey Van Ness, PEW

As the Texas prison population shrinks, the state is closing two more lockups Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

The next threat to bees? Organized crime. Oliver Milman, High Country News

The Legend of John Holmes Jenkins Chris O’Connell, Texas Monthly