Trump boasts that his landmark law is freeing these inmates. His Justice Department wants them to stay in prison. Neena Satija, Wesley Lowery, and Josh Dawsey, Washington Post

Why 7 Police Officers Were Blacklisted in Brooklyn Joseph Goldstein, New York Times

Eddie Johnson, who steadied CPD after the Laquan McDonald scandal, to retire as Chicago’s top cop Jeremy Gorner and Gregory Pratt, Chicago Tribune

LAPD will inspect random body-worn camera videos for training lapses, biased policing Mark Puente, Los Angeles Times

Employers Are Still Avoiding Former Inmates Margaret Barthel, The Atlantic

The Never-Ending Drug Hustle Behind Bars Dan Rosen, The Marshall Project

‘Cop Spit’ Is the Disgusting New Trend In Jails Seth Ferranti, Vice

Major Sacramento County jail project stalls after inmate advocates rally against expansion Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks, Sacramento Bee

Inmate hunger strike at East Bay jail over unsanitary conditions ends after six days (California) Angela Ruggiero, Mercury News

Iowan convicted of murder claims his life sentence was served when he died, was revived in medical emergency. The court disagrees. Anna Spoerre, Des Moines Register

Undercover officer who was beaten had extensive injuries, has not returned to work Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Serial didn’t invent true crime, but it did legitimize it Katie Rife, The AV Club