How 2021 Changed the Death Penalty Austin Sarat, Slate

America’s death penalty divide: why capital punishment is getting better, and worse Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

“Right Too Soon” Study: One in Seven Prisoners Put to Death in US Had Legal Issues that Make Their Executions Unconstitutional Death Penalty Information Center

“Innocence Isn’t Enough”: Arizona Urges the Supreme Court to Send Barry Jones Back to Death Row Liliana Segura, The Intercept

Your DNA Test Could Send a Relative to Jail Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, New York Times Magazine

Pennsylvania has a wrongful conviction problem. Here’s how to fix it. Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Make Prosecutors ‘Earn’ Immunity James M. Doyle, The Crime Report

Why Chesa Boudin’s approach to criminal justice works in the long run San Francisco Chronicle

How (Some) Prosecutors Changed the Face of Justice in 2021 Miriam Aroni Krinsky, The Crime Report

In 2021, Qualified Immunity Reform Died a Slow, Painful Death Billy Binion, Reason

After 4 Killings, ‘Officer of the Year’ Is Still on the Job Kim Barker, Steve Eder, and David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times

Five LAPD killings in nine days: teen’s death caps brutal year of police shootings Sam Levin, The Guardian

States diverge on police reforms after George Floyd killing Colleen Slevin, Washington Post

When A Prison Sentence Of 10 Years And 6 Months Turns Into Forever Jessica Schulberg, HuffPost

Great place to avoid New Jersey’s latest COVID surge? The Bergen County Jail Steve Janoski,

Ghislaine Is Guilty Abigail Weinberg, Mother Jones

Among the Conspiracists at the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Seth Stevenson, Slate

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