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Tuesday August 27, 2019

Seattle Has Figured Out How to End the War on Drugs Nicholas Kristof, New York Times ‘No more jails,’ just mental health centers. Is that a realistic policy for LA County? Matt Stiles, Los Angeles Times Arizona Law Allows Police Officers to Purge Their Records After Three Years Meg O’Connor, Phoenix New Times We asked 3 prisoners about the movement to give them voting rights Catherine Kim, Vox When Kamala Was a Top Cop Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic Does The Fed Bench Need More Ex-Public Defenders? Emma Cueto, Law360

Monday August 26, 2019

Philly’s experiments with progressive criminal justice lend evidence to public safety debate David Rudovsky, Philadelphia Inquirer Why are the Feds Arresting More Non-Citizens? Andrew Calderón and Weihua Li, The Marshall Project North Carolina Sheriffs Win a Round Against ICE David Graham, The Atlantic Prosecutors are mainly to blame for the criminal justice crisis David D’Amato, The Hill Criminal justice reform had a bipartisan minute. Then 2020 reared its head Mary Curtis, Roll Call New Bureau of Prisons leadership should focus on rehabilitation Mark Holden, Washington Examiner ‘Police must first...

Friday August 23, 2019

Why the 2020 Criminal Justice Debate Is Completely Different Timothy Williams and Thomas Kaplan, New York Times Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm. The Doctors Used Their Own. Jacqueline Mroz, New York Times Man Accused of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Was Federal Informant Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal ‘Lord forgive ‘em’: Larry Swearingen executed despite claims of innocence Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle Why federal prisons like the one where Epstein was held aren’t held accountable Aviva Stahl, Columbia Journalism Review Addicted to Fines...

Thursday August 22, 2019

NYPD commissioner fires Officer Daniel Pantaleo over chokehold death of Eric Garner Trevor Boyer, Thomas Tracy, and Rocco Parascandola, New York Daily News Daniel Pantaleo Was Fired. We’re Still Afraid for Our Lives. Steven Thrasher, New York Times Richard Ross, Philadelphia’s Police Commissioner, Resigns Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, New York Times Bernie Sanders’s criminal justice reform plan, explained German Lopez, Vox Warren calls for repealing 1994 crime bill, decriminalizing school truancy Alex Thompson, Politico The Case For Publishing The Names Of Mass Shooters Melissa...

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Slavery gave America a fear of black people and a taste for violent punishment. Both still define our criminal-justice system. Bryan Stevenson, New York Times Inmate 76318-054: The Last Days of Jeffrey Epstein Ali Watkins, Danielle Ivory, and Christina Goldbaum, New York Times Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul country’s ‘dysfunctional criminal justice system’ Devan Cole, CNN California Governor Promises More Changes to “Biased, Random” Justice System Abbie Vansickle, The Marshall Project Inside The Prison Where Inmates Set Each Other On Fire and Gangs Have...

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Alabama AG’s office silent on new execution method Mike Cason, Alabama.com  NYPD Detectives Gave a Boy, 12, a Soda. He Landed in a DNA Database. Jan Ransom and Ashley Southall, New York Times Reform prosecutors are committed to making society fairer – and safer Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, Mark Gonzalez, and Wesley Bell, Washington Post The Trump Justice Department’s war on progressive prosecutors, explained German Lopez, Vox Officials Blast Barr For Criticism Of Progressive Prosecutors Aaron Leibowitz, Law360 Judge gives go-ahead to class-action suits...