The forever bars John Pfaff, Washington Post

Public Health, Justice and COVID-19: A Tragedy Foretold James M. Doyle, The Crime Report

Virus-wracked federal prisons again expand release criteria Josh Gerstein, Politico

Bureau of Prisons coronavirus response under fire: ‘Reactive,’ not ‘proactive,’ inmates, staff say Luke Barr, ABC News

I’m a doctor on Rikers Island. My patients shouldn’t have to die in jail. Rachael Bedard, Washington Post

This Man Says Inmates At His Prison Are Getting No Medical Care For COVID-19 Melissa Segura, BuzzFeed News

Locked up to locked out: Recently released prisoners face unprecedented challenges amid coronavirus crisis Alexander Mallin and Luke Barr, ABC News

The Judge Will See You On Zoom, But The Public Is Mostly Left Out Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project

‘It would cripple us completely’: Coronavirus takes toll on rural police agencies Kristine Phillips, USA Today

Texas Supreme Court stays lower court ruling, temporarily reviving Gov. Abbott’s order restricting jail release Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Crime drops around the world as COVID-19 keeps people inside Stefanie Dazio, Franklin Briceno, and Michael Tarm, Associated Press

‘The Innocence Files’ Is Netflix’s Latest True-Crime Must-See Nick Schager, Daily Beast