Murders in US Cities Were Near Record Highs in 2021 Zusha Elinson, Wall Street Journal

Violent Crime in the US Is Surging. But We Know What to Do About It Thomas Abt, Eddie Bocanegra, and Emada Tingirides, Time Magazine

As Murders Spiked, Police Solved About Half in 2020 Weihua Li and Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project

David Simon Made Baltimore Detectives Famous. Now Their Cases Are Falling Apart. Lara Bazelon, New York Magazine

For BPD sergeant leading push against vaccination mandate, a mixed work history Danny McDonald, Boston Globe

Federal judge dismisses LAPD officers’ lawsuit over city’s vaccine mandate Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

More than 3,800 California prison staffers have coronavirus amid massive surge this month Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

NJ prisons, halfway houses suspend visits due to COVID omicron wave Steven Rodas, NJ Advance Media

Hundreds at Rikers Protest Conditions, Citing Covid and the Cold Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times

Documentary provides inside look at COVID-19 conditions in immigrant detention PBS News Hour

Guantánamo Is Still “a Black Hole of Secrecy” Clair MacDougall, The Nation

Twenty Years Later, Guantánamo Is Everywhere Baher Azmy, Boston Review

I’ve been held at Guantánamo for 20 years without trial. Mr. Biden, please set me free Khalid Qasim, The Guardian

2 Guantánamo detainees cleared for release as prison marks 20 years Ellie Kaufman, CNN

Supreme Court Weighs Jailed Immigrants’ Rights to Bail Hearings Adam Liptak, New York Times

Can Judges Do More Than Punish? The Crime Report

Justices give hope to juvenile offenders, allow sentencing review after 20 years Dana DiFilippo, New Jersey Monitor

Why the Hatch Foundation says focusing on family can shift the criminal justice system from retribution to reentry Zakary Sonntag, Deseret News

Georgia Justice Project Breaks Down Barriers For Formerly Incarcerated People Atlanta Daily World

At one Texas prison, men are building community through radio Ailsa Chang, Ashish Valentine, and Courtney Dorning, NPR

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