Pleading for Clemency in a Pandemic Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

Justice Dept. watchdog to inspect prisons amid virus spread Michael Balsamo, AP News

Will COVID-19 Produce Bail Reform? Emma Coleman, The Crime Report

Emptying Prisons to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus Will Save Lives on the Outside, Too Oliver Hinds, The Appeal

Infected, Incarcerated – and Coming to an ICU Near You? Joseph Neff and Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project

‘Social Distancing’ and Cops: The New Challenge for American Policing Stephen Handelman, The Crime Report

State said up to 6,000 Oregon inmates would face release to allow social distancing; Gov. Kate Brown said no Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian

Gov. Abbott’s executive order on inmate releases is unwise, unfair and unconstitutional Joe Moody, Houston Chronicle

Coronavirus is Keeping Prison Families From Saying Their Last Goodbyes Nicole Lewis and Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project

As Coronavirus Ravages New York, the NYPD is Detaining Kids for Selling Candy Alice Speri, The Intercept

The Highland Park Drug Ring Peter Simek, D Magazine

Tiger King and the Unforgiveable Sloppiness of Modern True Crime Shows Dan Schindel, Hyperallergic

HBO’s Latest True-Crime Documentary Is Driven More by Twists Than the Truth Laura Miller, Slate