Even as Crime Declines, Gun Violence Is Rising Sasha Abramsky, The Nation

‘It’s just crazy’: 12 major cities hit all-time homicide records Bill Hutchinson, ABC News

‘We’ve seen lifelong friends kill each other’: How a state capital became one of the deadliest US cities Peter Nickeas and Priya Krishnakumar, CNN

For the family of a slain DC teenager, a hard lesson in the vagaries of criminal justice Paul Duggan, Washington Post

The Long Afterlife of a Terrible Crime Ryan Katz, The New Yorker

Aggressive ‘active shooter’ tactics face scrutiny after LAPD kills girl at Burlington store Connor Sheets, Robert J. Lopez, and Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Prosecutors won a conviction in the killing of Daunte Wright. Is this good news or a dangerous precedent for racial justice? Paul Butler, Washington Post

The Supreme Court has a fresh chance to rein in police lawlessness George F. Will, Washington Post

California criminal justice panel eyes ‘three strikes’ law changes in 2022 Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times

Colorado trucker’s 110-year sentence reduced to 10 years after outcry Dani Anguiano, The Guardian

Colorado governor pardons 1,351 Coloradans convicted of marijuana possession Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post

Change Comes to Rikers Island, but Is It Too Late? Ginia Bellafante, New York Times

This Jail Was a Deadly Mess. Then Omicron Arrived. Andrew Boryga, Daily Beast

Behind the Violence at Rikers, Decades of Mismanagement and Dysfunction Jan Ransom and Bianco Pallaro, New York Times

States Shouldn’t Be Using COVID Relief Money To Build More Prisons Nicholas Turner and Kate Kahan, Forbes

Judge orders Alabama prison system to boost staff by 2025 Kim Chandler, AP News

What It’s Like to Leave Prison During a Pandemic Hannah Yoon and David Gonzalez, New York Times

A reentry program launched in federal court shows promise as a way to reduce recidivism Timothy R. Rice, Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Ban the Box’ Hiring Law Now Applies to US Federal Contracts Paige Smith, Bloomberg Law

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