Why Our Fixation on the Murder Rate Is Killing Us John Pfaff, Slate

Half of Murder Cases Were Unsolved in 2020 The Crime Report

Addressing Violent Crime More Effectively David Alan Sklansky, Brennan Center for Justice

Rising and spreading murder rates mean it’s time to act on guns Editorial Board, Washington Post

To Combat Gun Violence, Clean Up the Neighborhood Eugenia C. South, New York Times

How is food insecurity linked to gun violence in KC? Here’s what the data shows Hurubie Meko, Kansas City Star

The Problems With Chicago’s Gang-Centric Narrative of Gun Violence Lakeidra Chavis, The Trace

How a Chicago murder suspect was charged, then uncharged, in an extraordinary behind-the-scenes battle among law enforcement Matthew Hendrickson and Tom Schuba, Chicago Sun-Times

Dozens of states have tried to end qualified immunity. Police officers and unions helped beat nearly every bill. Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post

Corporate-Backed Police Foundations Pose ‘Threat to Democracy and Black Lives’: Report Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams

Police unions across the country look to stop mandatory vaccination among officers Christopher Wilson, Yahoo! News

Los Angeles sheriff says he will not enforce vaccine mandate Monique Beals, The Hill

Judge Does Not Consider COVID-19 to Be ‘Serious Issue’ Inside Pandemic-Ravaged San Quentin State Prison Alana Bleimann, Davis Vanguard

Philly’s shockingly inhumane prison conditions Rebecca Rhynhart, Philadelphia Inquirer

Turned away from visiting prison, lawmakers voice concerns about spate of inmate deaths Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent

Suicides in US jails, prisons rose sharply over two decades, federal data shows Jeff McDonald and Kelly Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune

Individuals Awaiting Trial Represent 77% of Jail Suicides: BJS Nancy Bilyeau, The Crime Report

A man wrongfully spent 16 years on death row. Then died 9 years later from COVID. Asha C. Gilbert, USA Today

40 days to save a life: The race to spare Julius Jones from the death chamber Josh Marcus, Independent

Oregon Supreme Court ruling could end death sentences for many Conrad Wilson and Dirk VanderHart, Oregon Public Broadcasting

How local news shattered official lies after the Attica prison riot Erik Wemple, Washington Post

Derecka Purnell Is Speaking to the ‘Abolition Curious’ Mary Retta, New York Magazine

Suspect Might Be the Best True-Crime Podcast of the Year Nicholas Quah, New York Magazine

Mass Is a Brilliantly Acted Look at a School Shooting’s Aftermath Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair