At 1-Year Mark, Groups Discontent With Biden Justice Reform Sarah Martinson, Law360

Biden’s Low Marks on Crime Are Killing Reform (2021) Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

Can Criminal-Justice Reformers Adjust to Rising Crime? Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

Gun Violence Effects Reach Far Beyond Victims: Study The Crime Report

More Kids and Overwhelmingly Black: New Records Show Concerning Trends in DC Gang Database Chris Gelardi, The Intercept

Baltimore Police Union Blames City’s Murder Rate On Defunding Efforts That Never Happened Tim Cushing, TechDirt

Indiana lawmakers eye returning to more prison sentences WTHI

COVID-19 Outbreak At Cook County Jail Is Biggest Yet As Incarcerated Population Swells To Pre-Pandemic Levels Pascal Sabino, Block Club Chicago

Omicron Has Arrived. Many Prisons and Jails Are Not Ready. (2021) Beth Schwartzapfel and Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

Covid cases reach a pandemic high at Guantánamo Bay. Carol Rosenberg, New York Times

Documentary provides inside look at COVID-19 conditions in immigrant detention Ivette Feliciano and Zachary Green, PBS News Hour

Can’t pay the court? Go to jail. Debtors’ prison lives on. Tony Messenger, Washington Post

“You Come Out With Nothing”: What It Means to Bring Back the Box at Rikers Victoria Law, The Nation

From solitary confinement to UC Berkeley: a story of redemption (2021) Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle

Redemption is possible, if our laws allow it Tarra Simmons, Seattle Times

Will Charlie Baker commute a convicted murderer’s life sentence?d Matt Stout, Boston Globe

Robert Durst, heir to New York real estate fortune and convicted murderer, dies at 78 Paul W. Valentine, Washington Post

Robert Durst’s Death Comes With a Bizarre Legal Twist Charles V. Bagli, New York Times

Robert Durst: how a murderer’s death keeps his victims from finding closure Dani Anguiano, The Guardian

‘Nothing Will Be the Same’: A Prison Town Weighs a Future Without a Prison Tim Arango, New York Times

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