The Enduring Legacy of Elijah McClain’s Tragic Death Robert Sanchez, 5280 Magazine

6 ways Colorado’s laws have recently changed to prevent another death like Elijah McClain’s Jesse Paul and Ollivia Prentzel, Colorado Sun

The Bakersfield police may finally reform. But we must hold them to account Josth Stenner, Daulton Jones, Jorge Ramirez, and Joey Williams, The Guardian

First set of Justice Dept. agents now wearing body cams Michael Balsamo, ABC News

Harris County will send mental health professionals to some 911 calls under new initiative to reduce violence St. John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle

Mental Health Response Teams Yield Better Outcomes Than Police In NYC, Data Shows Deepa Shivaram, NPR

Groups arise, spurred by Minneapolis gun violence, to enact early interventions Libor Jany, Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Pros and Cons of Violence Interrupters The Crime Report

Chicagoans on What’s Needed to Help Survivors – and Their Communities – Heal From Gun Violence Mary Hall, Meha Ahmad, and Lakeidra Chavis, The Trace

How to Persuade Americans to Give Up Their Guns David Frum, The Atlantic

Concealed Carry Is Linked to Increased Gun Violence in Wisconsin Eugenio Weigend Vargas and Jeri Bonavia, Center for American Progress

At Summer’s End, Chicago Murders Are Outpacing Any Year In A Quarter Century Chip Mitchell, WBEZ

States of emergency: The failure of prison system responses to COVID-19 Tiana Herring and Maanas Sharma, Prison Policy Initiative

Crowded US Jails Drove Millions Of COVID-19 Cases, A New Study Says Bill Chappell, NPR

COVID Mitigation Efforts in State Prisons Called ‘Shameful Failure’ Eva Herscowitz, The Crime Report

Inside New York’s ‘body shops’ that exploit ex-prisoners to drive down wages Michael Sainato, The Guardian

Some prison labor programs lose money – even when prisoners work for pennies Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

How much do incarcerated people earn in each state? Wendy Sawyer, Prison Policy Initiative

‘True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here’ Review: Big Shocks in Small Towns Dorothy Rabinowitz, Wall Street Journal