Theranos Founder Tries to Delay Trial ; Why Archeologists Are Studying Ancient Pee ; and More Picks 4/18

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Is Trying to Delay Her Trial (Reader Steve)

From the Mercury News: “The government [has] produced some 20 million pages of documents for Holmes’ legal team to review and said it’s going through a million more pages to see what can be handed to her team … But Holmes’ team wants more.”

Four Prisoners Dead in Six Weeks: The Crisis Unfolding in San Diego County Jails (Chris)

The author writes, “Between 2000 and 2007, San Diego had the second highest death rate of inmates among the state’s large jail systems, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Since then, those numbers have only increased.”

No Safe Haven: When Natural Disasters Strike Behind Prison Walls (Chris)

From Bitch: “More times than is conscionable in a rational society, incarcerated people have been abandoned in their cells to weather storms alone, come hell or high water.”

DC Housed the Homeless in Upscale Apartments. It Hasn’t Gone as Planned. (Russ)

The author writes, “Even some Sedgwick Gardens residents who receive public assistance say the complex was colonized by the city’s housing programs too rapidly and without sufficient oversight.”

Why Archeologists Are Studying 10,000-Year-Old Urine (Mili)

The author writes, “The history of animal domestication might be recorded in ancient pee.”