This feature provides weekly curation of interesting and important criminal justice/prosecutorial developments around the country.

Pennington County Sheriff’s Office releases 2019 Annual Report:

Among other things, there has been a decrease in pharmaceutical-related arrests. The County has also introduced several new programs including the MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge, of which APA is also a part.

Jail Overcrowding, Rehabilitation, Jobs – An Overview Of Criminal Justice Reform Bills:

The Legislature Today provides some updates on the West Virginia legislative session, including discussion on proposed criminal justice reform bills.

Texas Prosecutor Races Offer Competing Visions for Criminal Justice Reform:

This article highlights the post-Super Tuesday primary results in the race between Kim Ogg, incumbent DA, and challenger Audia Jones. Both women had somewhat diametrically opposed campaigns, in which Jones pushed a more progressive, transformative approach in the face of Ogg’s more tempered, cautious position. Also noted, Travis County’s Margaret Moore faces a runoff.

Opinion: Criminal justice data transparency makes communities safer:

In this op-ed, former prosecutor and judge Mary Helen Maynard discusses how data transparency can potentially improve public trust in the criminal justice system.