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Can Procedural Justice Strategies Cut Recidivism? Emily Riley, The Crime Report

If we truly believe in redemption and second chances, parole should be celebrated Reginald Dwayne Betts, Washington Post

Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Say They’re Anxious To See More Action From Biden Carrie Johnson, NPR

What Progressives Can Learn From California Eliminating Cash Bail Lindsay Harrison and Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

California’s next attorney general will enter office with a full plate of major challenges Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times

Cook County replaced its public defender. But she’s not done fighting yet. Jonah Newman and Michael Korsh, Injustice Watch

Cuomo Signs Off on Two Big Wins for Criminal Justice Reform Veronica Riccobene, The Appeal

Cuomo Signs Bill Banning Long-Term Solitary Confinement In NY Christopher Robbins, Gothamist

Can New York’s Marijuana Legalization Light Up a New Path? Spencer Bokat-Lindell, New York Times

“We’ve Already Been F—ing Smoking Weed the Whole Time” Aymann Ismail, Slate

For many with criminal convictions in their past, the ‘Clean Slate’ bill would open doors long closed Kelan Lyons, Connecticut Mirror

The true story behind Netflix’s newest crime drama was too bizarre for TV Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times

Review: The Return of Elliot Stabler Mike Hale, New York Times

Organized Crime Is Not What We Need From Law & Order Kathryn VanArendonk, New York Magazine

The Mobster Who Bought His Son a Hockey Team (2018) Rich Cohen, The Atlantic

AM Stories

At least 20 mass shootings have taken place in the two weeks since the metro Atlanta spa attacks left 8 dead Madeline Holcombe, CNN

US saw estimated 4,000 extra murders in 2020 amid surge in daily gun violence Lois Beckett and Abené Clayton, The Guardian

After three deadly gun rampages, survivors and experts fear what comes next Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post

Critics cite lack of gun-control debate after Atlanta shootings, say it’s about who is ‘relatable’ Deepa Shivaram, NBC News

$5 Billion For Violence Prevention Is Tucked Into Biden Infrastructure Plan Juana Summers, NPR

Biden Jobs Bill Would Send $5 Billion to Community Gun Violence Prevention Jennifer Mascia, The Trace

To a Man With a Hammer, Every Criminal Justice Problem Looks Like a Nail Clark Neily and Shon Hopwood, Cato Institute

Police are often first responders to mental health crises, but tragedies are prompting change Julianne Hill, ABA Journal

A year after Breonna Taylor’s death, Kentucky lawmakers limit, but don’t ban, use of no-knock warrants Taylor Romine, CNN

Derek Chauvin Trial Puts the COVID-19-Altered Courtroom on Worldwide Display Jason Grant, Law.com

A week of compelling and potentially devastating testimony at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Ray Sanchez, CNN

Derek Chauvin trial: police chief to testify against former officer in ‘remarkable move’ Oliver Laughland, The Guardian

Derek Chauvin used force against suspects before George Floyd. The jury won’t hear about 6 of those incidents. Tami Abdollah, USA Today