In One State, a Holdout Juror Can’t Block a Conviction. That May Not Last. (Oregon) Timothy Williams, New York Times

The Backlash Nick Pinto, The Intercept

Did bail reform really cause a crime wave? Lindsay Beyerstein, City & State

California Weighs Statewide Move to Cut Court Fines and Fees Stephen Handelman, The Crime Report

Blagojevich’s plea for freedom was heard, but as governor he was deaf to the pleas of others Jennifer Soble, Chicago Sun-Times

People Serving Life Exceeds Entire Prison Population of 1970 The Sentencing Project

Policies & Polling on Reducing Excessive Prison Terms Kyle C. Barry, Ben Miller, Miriam Aroni Krinsky, and Sean McElwee, Data for Progress

Pennsylvania prison suicides are at an all-time high. Families blame ‘reprehensible’ mental-health care. Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

The Police Knew Her. She Says They Still Didn’t Care She Was Raped. (Alaska) Nick Martin, The New Republic

Deadly encounters: Why do deaths at the hands of police keep rising in Vermont? Erin Petenko, VT Digger

Study Finds Stark Racial Disparities for Low-Level Drug Offenses in Travis County, Texas Dawn R. Wolfe, The Appeal

Is This What Tomorrow’s Prisons Can Look Like? The Crime Report

A 42-year inmate’s choice: Exoneration fight or ‘deal with the devil’ for freedom Richard A. Webster, Washington Post