The Stumbling Block to One of the Most Promising Police Reforms David A. Graham, The Atlantic

Former Officers Finish Defense in Trial Over George Floyd’s Death Tim Arango, New York Times

The Cops Who Watched George Floyd Die Are Testifying. Their Case Could Set an Important Precedent. Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

A New Sheriff in Town Sade Dumas, Inquest

Fight crime or reform policing? As homicides spike, mayors nationwide insist they can do both. Griff Witte, Mark Berman, Shayna Jacobs, and Holly Bailey, Washington Post

The Democrats’ crime conundrum The Guardian

NYC Council Leader Caught Between Members and Mayor on Tackling Crime Jeffery C. Mays, New York Times

What The Backlash Over Alvin Bragg’s “Day One Memo” Gets Wrong Joshua Perry, Slate

Why Is New York’s Bail Reform So Controversial? Josefa Velasquez and Rachel Holliday Smith, The City

Prosecutors Who Want to Curb Mass Incarceration Hit a Roadblock: Tough-on-Crime Lawmakers Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

Push to Relax Marijuana Laws Hits Roadblocks Alex Leary, Wall Street Journal

The Radical Experiment Saving the Lives of Drug Users Christopher Moraff, New York Magazine

A Mistake Killed Drug Sentencing Reform in Missouri. It’s Still Dead Danny Wicentowski, Riverfront Times

Bush-Era Crack Panic Is Back, and It’s Going to Get People Killed Natalie Shure, New Republic

Inside the Nation’s Overdose Crisis in Prisons and Jails (2021) Beth Schwartzapfel and Jimmy Jenkins, The Marshall Project

Prosecutors push US to limit life sentences for juveniles Carrie Johnson, NPR

He was 14 when he was charged with murder. He could be out of custody in less than a year. Dan Morse, Washington Post

Oakland County creates Conviction Integrity Unit, seeks justice for innocent prisoners Simon Shaykhet, WXYZ

Oregon’s Wrongfully Convicted Aren’t Compensated for Years Lost in Prison – Some Want to Change That Ava Schwartzapfel, Davis Vanguard

From a life sentence for a 1985 murder to imminent freedom Jake Goldstein-Street, (Everett, Washington) Herald Net

Silencing Arthur Longworth (2018) Eli Hager, The Marshall Project

Prison choirs sing in a reboot of Beethoven’s opera about unjust incarceration Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR

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