“Prisons Are Microcosms of the Broader Society” Jonah Walters, Jacobin

When Every Sentence is a Possible Death Sentence: Public Defenders Speak From the Front Lines About COVID-19 Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe and Ben Miller, Justice Collaborative Institute

Greg Abbott’s Power Grab on Bail Reform Michael Barajas, Texas Observer

Infection rate at Michigan prison exceeds New York, Chicago jail hot spots Angie Jackson and Kristi Tanner, Detroit Free Press

DC jail inmates with coronavirus barred from access to lawyers, family, showers and changes of clothing, inspectors say Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post

Safe to Release Violent Offenders at Risk for COVID-19: Paper The Crime Report

Prisons Are Profiting off Phone Calls as COVID-19 Spreads Bryce Covert, Slate

“How Do I Defend People Now?” Chrissy Madjar, Kenneth Hardin, Eric Quandt, and Nathan Wade, The Marshall Project

Court Is Closed Due to Coronavirus. But You Still Owe Those Fines and Fees. Eli Hager, The Marshall Project

In Overcrowded San Quentin, Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place Measures Mean Decreased Quality of Life Justin Sullivan, The Appeal

Man With Innocence Claim Is First to Die of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania Prisons Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal

Two inmates at NW Florida prison die of COVID-19. State officials kept deaths secret. Ana Ceballos, Miami Herald

Alabama Reopens ‘Deplorable’ Prison to Quarantine New Prisoners Lauren Gill, The Appeal

Why a Drop in Domestic Violence Reports Might Not Be a Good Sign Ashley Southall, New York Times

Colorado Is the Eighth State to End Prison-Based Gerrymandering Daliah Smith, 5280