Why Did Violent Crime Surge in 2021? Michael Pittaro, Psychology Today

A hard look at the numbers behind 2021’s record gun violence in Philly, and an overview of what’s being done Beatrice Forman, Billy Penn

The Truth About Catching Killers Isidoro Rodriguez, The Crime Report

Virginia Beach Police used forged forensic documents in interrogations Rachel Weiner, Washington Post

‘No heroes here’: Exhaustive report lays out two decades of Baltimore Police and city failure that led to GTTF scandal Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun

Racial disparity in nonviolent gun arrests leads advocates to call for dropping charges Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press

Major Media Outlets Can’t Stop Describing Police Violence As ‘Officer-Involved’ Incidents Brandon Soderberg and Andy Friedman, HuffPost

Blood Moon: A Forensic Investigation of a St. Louis Police Killing Alison Flowers, Riverfront Times

Application of Kentucky’s death penalty shows racial biases, new report says Jeremy Chisenhall, Lexington Herald-Leader

Why Are Two People on Death Row Asking to be Executed by a Firing Squad? Austin Sarat, Slate

Mentally ill in Alabama are being put to death first, because they’re mentally ill Stephen Cooper, Montgomery Advertiser

The Criminal Justice Issue Nobody Talks About: Brain Injuries Melissa Bickford with Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project

A Look Inside Rikers: ‘Fight Night’ and Gang Rule, Captured on Video Jan Ransom, New York Times

In first day of civil rights trial, former David Wade prisoners describe years of solitary confinement, filthy living areas and poor mental health care Nick Chrastil, The Lens

A Call to Reform Federal Solitary Confinement: Paper The Crime Report

California was supposed to clear cannabis convictions. Tens of thousands are still languishing. Kiera Feldman, Los Angeles Times

Why Are Prisons Banning Books by Black Authors? The Crime Report

Prison systems insist on banning books by Black authors. It’s time to end the censorship. Andy Chan and Michelle Dillon, Washington Post

People in the Scandal-Plagued Federal Prison System Reveal What They Need in a New Director Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

New Rules Makes Thousands of Federal Inmates Eligible for Release Katie Benner, New York Times

Thousands of federal inmates to be released under 2018 law Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, AP News

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