White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings William Wan, Washington Post

Does a Kansas Inmate Have a Right to Opioid Addiction Drugs? A Judge Will Decide Sandra Garcia, New York Times

“Get on the Ground!”: Policing, Poverty, and Racial Inequality in Tulsa, Oklahoma Human Rights Watch

Officers Said They Smelled Pot. The Judge Called Them Liars. Joseph Goldstein, New York Times

The brain, the criminal and the courts Eryn Brown, Knowable Magazine

Fired, then rehired (Pennsylvania) William Bender and David Gambacorta, Philadelphia Inquirer

Harris County DA Seeks Execution of Intellectually Disabled Man, Lawyer Says (Texas) Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

“We failed as an agency”: Texas prison officials admit violating court order on air conditioned units for inmates Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

The Democrats’ Shameful Legacy on Crime Marie Gottschalk, New Republic

This Oklahoma woman got 12 years for selling $31 worth of marijuana but was later paroled. Now she’s back in jail for failure to pay court fees Samantha Vicent, Tulsa World

Bill to Help Scrub Records of Low-Level Offenders Hits Newsom’s Desk (California) Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News

National, state and local police union officials call for St. Louis circuit attorney’s resignation Joel Currier, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

We Are Witnesses: Chicago The Marshall Project

Inside the Disturbing Case of the ‘Jeff Davis 8’: Showtime Series Examines Unsolved Murders Chris Harris, People

Amanda Knox & Lorena Bobbitt Team Up For True Crime Festival, Fans React Whitney Vasquez, Yahoo