Robert Durst, Subject of ‘The Jinx,’ Admits Writing Key Note in Murder Case Charles V. Bagli, New York Times

I was jailed for my trafficker’s death. I’m free now — but other women languish. Cyntoia Brown-Long, Washington Post

Criminal justice reform laws take effect in states nationwide The Week

In the Shadow of the Federal Death Chamber, Executions Are on Hold — For Now Liliana Segura, The Intercept

Prison guard trainees were photographed giving a Nazi salute. The entire class was fired. Kim Bellware, Washington Post

California Jails Dramatically Cut Solitary Confinement After Lawsuit The Crime Report

Firm sues California over ban on private prisons Associated Press

After record high in 2018, Phoenix police shootings fall dramatically in 2019 under public scrutiny Uriel J. Garcia, Arizona Republic

Secret complaints, outcomes: How Louisiana’s Judiciary Commission protects judges it’s meant to police Andrea Gallo and John Simerman, NOLA.com

Beshear vows not to repeat Bevin’s controversial actions when it comes to issuing pardons (Kentucky) Mandy McLaren and Matt Mencarini, Louisville Courier Journal

Philadelphia Picks First African-American Woman Top Cop The Crime Report

Prisoners free their minds in Georgetown University class behind bars Nick Anderson, Washington Post

Investigating True Crime TV’s Power Over Audiences Sarah Grossbart, E! News