‘Defund the Police’ Is Dead. Now What? Charles M. Blow, New York Times

Democrats are wasting an opportunity to rethink American policing Perry Bacon Jr., Washington Post

Reclaiming Safety Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie, Inquest

Arrests for Low-Level Crimes Climb Under NYC Mayor Eric Adams Fola Akinnibi, Bloomberg

Don’t take Zeldin and Adams’ bail-blame bait Scott Hechinger, New York Daily News

Texas Bail Reform Reduced Jail Time and Crime, New Study Says Fola Akinnibi, Bloomberg

Bail Reform Leads to Drop in Jail Time, Recidivism: Study The Crime Report

11,000 Federal Inmates Were Sent Home During the Pandemic. Only 17 Were Arrested for New Crimes. CJ Ciaramella, Reason

NM Supreme Court denies pandemic prison releases Austin Fisher, Source NM

50 years after landmark death penalty case, Supreme Court’s ruling continues to guide execution debate Austin Sarat, The Conversation

Missouri poised to execute man convicted of crime he committed at 19 years old Megan Crane and Amy Breihan, Missouri Independent

Alabama Hides the Horrors of Its Executions by Classifying Them as Homicides Maya Foa, Truthout

Seattle’s jail has an ‘astronomical’ suicide rate. Little is changing. Sydney Brownstone, Seattle Times

After A Rash Of Deaths, A Change Of Tone From Louisville’s Jail Josh Wood, Leo Weekly

New York City may ban solitary confinement in jails as a bill outlawing the practice gets veto-proof majority Erik Ortiz, NBC News

California could soon restrict the use of solitary confinement in prisons and jails Hannah Wiley, Lookout Santa Cruz

California’s Historic Shuttering of State-Run Youth Prisons is Moving Forward, But Remains Far From its Progressive Vision Nell Bernstein, The Imprint

This Rap Song Helped Sentence a 17-Year-Old to Prison for Life Jaeah Lee, New York Times

How a Willie Nelson Song Almost – But Not Quite – Kept Charley Crockett Out of Jail John Spong, Texas Monthly

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