New York’s Crime Wave Is Showing Signs of Breaking Justin Fox, Bloomberg

68% Of Californians Say Crime A Very Important Issue, CBS News Poll Finds John Ramos, KPIX

In Louisville, Kentucky, homicides go unsolved as number of killings climbs Deon J. Hampton, NBC News

Portland Safety Officials Believe an Algorithm Can Pinpoint the City’s Most Dangerous Places and Make Them Safer Aaron Mesh, Willamette Week

How AI-powered tech landed man in jail with scant evidence Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Juliet Linderman, and Michael Tarm, AP News

Feds targeted BLM protesters in attempt to disrupt movement, report says NBC News

How to Prevent Crime Without Relying on Police Luis J. Rodriguez, Yes! Magazine

More Prisons Is Not the Answer for Appalachia Charles P. Pierce, Esquire

Life without parole has turned Pa.’s prisons into hospices for the hopeless David Garlock, Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Biden Must Act to Ensure Nonviolent Offenders Aren’t Sent Back to Prison Dan King, The Bulwark

The ‘Assembly-Line’ Justice of Plea Bargaining Somil Trivedi and Rebecca Brown, The Crime Report

The Prosecutor Problem Paul Butler, Brennan Center for Justice

The Unexpected Player in California Criminal Justice Reform: The DA Hillary Blout, Bloomberg Law

Voters want progressive prosecutors. Biden must follow through on promise to guide reform. Keith Ellison, Miriam Aroni Krinsky, and Joyce White Vance, USA Today

A push to change Colorado’s prison culture and perceptions – one art piece at a time Moe Clark, Colorado Newsline

After 21 years in prison, former No Limit rapper Mac Phipps is figuring out what it means to be free David Dennis Jr., The Undefeated

Life After White-Collar Crime Evan Osnos, The New Yorker

A prison reckoning with remorse Rahsaan Thomas, Boston Globe

Review: ‘Pass Over’ Comes to Broadway, in Horror and Hope Jesse Green, New York Times