Our Leaders Have the Power to Release People in Prison. Now They Must Use It. Rachel Barkow, The Appeal

The Coronavirus Pandemic Makes the Case for Criminal Justice Reform Akela Lacy, The Intercept

First Federal Inmate Dies of Covid-19, Deepening Fear of Coronavirus Spread in Prisons Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Patrolling the beat while keeping a distance: Police officers face new rules, rhythms amid pandemic Peter Hermann, Dan Morse, and Tom Jackman, Washington Post

Don’t Criminalize COVID-19 Scott Skinner-Thompson, Slate

How Bill Barr’s COVID-19 Prisoner Release Plan Could Favor White People Eli Hager, The Marshall Project

How Is The Justice System Responding to the Coronavirus? It Depends On Where You Live. Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project

Federal judge to rule on release of 1,000 from Harris County jail amid fears of outbreak Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle

As local officials shrink jail populations due to coronavirus, Abbott blocks release of some inmates who can’t pay bail Jolie McCullough and Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune

NY to release 1,100 parole violators as coronavirus spreads Brendan J. Lyons, Albany Times-Union

Newsom commutes prison sentences, including for murder Los Angeles Times

How Coronavirus is Changing Life Inside San Quentin State Prison Justin Sullivan, The Appeal

Incarcerated People Near Death Await Arizona Gov. Ducey’s Signature For Release Jimmy Jenkins, KJZZ

Coronavirus Forces Courts to Experiment Laura Kusisto, Wall Street Journal