New School Year, Same School-to-Prison Pipeline Anna Simonton, The Appeal

Some Youth Don’t Get to Go Back to School Because They’re Stuck Behind Bars Frank Ornelas, Truthout

State Investigation Reveals Racial Disparities in Student Discipline and Police Involvement Jodi S. Cohen and Jennifer Smith Richards, ProPublica/Chicago Tribune

SF DA Jenkins may seek charges of 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in some ‘heinous’ cases Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle

Editorial: Should San Francisco DA Brooke Jenkins really start prosecuting juveniles as adults? San Francisco Chronicle

LA youth push county to close jail cells for juveniles Robin Estrin, KCRW

Law-and-Order Policies Make Us Less Safe. The Trajectory of the ‘90s Shows Why. Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, Truthout

Sentencing reform, or getting tough on crime? Oz and Fetterman on criminal justice Katie Meyer, WHYY

On The Anniversary Of Joe Biden’s Crime Bill, Are We Heading Down The Same Harmful Path? Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence

St. Louis police shoot, kill 16-year-old they say had a gun MPR News

Police, family have different stories of how officers shot and killed teen in St. Louis Dana Rieck, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“It was a murder”: Family of 22-year-old killed by Colorado deputy calls for charges Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post

Two mothers saw the system fail to protect their children from violent men. Now they’re trying to reform the system. Katie Fogarty, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting

Chicago is making real progress on policing reform Elena Gottreich, Chicago Sun-Times

Policing With Less and Less Policing Daniel Richman, Lawfare

RuPaul’s Drag Race visibilizes queerness – and the police state Sezin Koehler, Scalawag

“Liberty Is Not What I Have”: Ashley Diamond Speaks to the Trans Women Still in Prison Christina Lynch, Filter

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