Criminal justice reform in NC: Records may be easier to erase, judges to get more sentencing discretion Laura Leslie and Matthew Burns

Police database good next step to track misconduct Orange County Register Editorial Board

New Oakland policy limits when parolees can be searched without a warrant Ali Tadayon

Criminal charges dropped against Chicago cop in beating in spite of video evidence Megan Crepeau

Opinion: A man I found guilty of dealing drugs died in prison. I wish I could take that verdict back. Paul St Louis

Citing DNA, prisoner convicted of 1979 Milford slaying wants release Gary Murray

Hays County will continue prosecuting marijuana cases despite new hemp law Jennifer Kendall

Gavin Newsom, Condemn DA Jackie Lacey’s Continued Pursuit of the Death Penalty Dahlia Ferlito

Their view: The 21st Century Prosecutor Stefanie Salavantis 

McKean Co. judge tasked with inquiry into Philly bail system Marcie Schellhammer

Black Lives Lawyer John Richardson

Policing, US Style: With Little Idea of What Really Works Barry Friedman and Kate Mather

The Racist History Behind Facial Recognition Sahil Chinoy

R. Kelly hit with federal indictments in New York, Chicago; faces new racketeering, sex crime charges, allegations he paid to recover sex tapes and cover up conduct Jason Meisner, Madeline Buckley and Megan Crepeau

Baltimore’s gag orders in police misconduct cases unconstitutional, Appeals Court rules Baltimore Brew