(Mis)measuring the Shoplifting Crisis Charles Fain Lehman, The Dispatch

We need to understand America’s spike in murders Jeff Asher, CNN

Report Links Unemployment with Rise in Gun Crime During Pandemic Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

What Happened to the Witnesses Camille Squires, New York Magazine

A Police Car Hit a Kid on Halloween 2019. The NYPD Is Quashing a Move to Punish the Officer. Eric Umansky, ProPublica

Fury over early release of Chicago officer convicted of Black teenager’s murder Gloria Oladipo, The Guardian

The Failure of Police Reform Micah Herskind and Tiffany Roberts, New York Magazine

The Sheriff and His Jail Eric Reinhart, Inquest

What I Learned When My Parents Got Arrested Wajahat Ali, The Atlantic

Despite Biden’s big promises and a far better understanding of the virus, Covid-19 is still raging through the nation’s prisons Nicholas Florko, STAT News

Cases spike at Fort Worth prison; whistleblower complaint says top staff have no COVID plan Kaley Johnson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Leonard Peltier Pleads For Help Amid Constant COVID Lockdowns In Prison Jennifer Bendery, HuffPost

Fatal Gang Fight Spurs Nationwide Lockdown of Federal Prison System Katie Benner, New York Times

US federal prisons on lockdown after 2 Texas inmates killed Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, AP News

Crisis Continues: Another Alabama Prison Homicide Equal Justice Initiative

These private prisons have over 100% staff turnover. Will more state money help? Faith Miller, Colorado Newsline

The One Thing That Could Help Stop Abuse in Juvenile Prisons Joshua Perry, Slate

The Rise and Fall of Prison Education Cassie M. Chew, Capital B

Kevin Strickland ‘not rested just yet’ two months after exoneration KCUR

What’s Going to Happen to All the Art on Rikers? Diana Budds, New York Magazine

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