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How to Protect Civil Liberties in a Pandemic Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

The 470,000 Potential Voters Most Likely To Be Disenfranchised Next Election Eli Hager, The Marshall Project

Confusion Hampers Coronavirus-Driven Inmate Releases Sadie Gurman and Rebecca Davis O’Brien, Wall Street Journal

Federal prison system expands virus testing to find hidden asymptomatic infections Kevin Johnson, USA Today

Law Enforcement Leaders Agree: Money Bail Has to End, Especially in a Pandemic Ronal Serpas and Taryn Merkl, The Appeal

A Precedent Overturned Reveals a Supreme Court in Crisis Linda Greenhouse, New York Times

Why ‘constitutionalist sheriffs’ won’t enforce coronavirus restrictions Zoe Nemerever, Washington Post

‘Mom, I just don’t know how to stay well’: Inside the nation’s worst known outbreak of coronavirus at a youth prison Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post

Why Psychiatric Wards Are Uniquely Vulnerable to the Coronavirus Masha Gessen, The New Yorker

New Jersey announced a coronavirus prison release plan. Two weeks later, not one inmate has been let out. Pranshu Verma and Jeremy Roebuck, Philadelphia Inquirer  

Houston to help prevent domestic violence during COVID-19 Hannah Dellinger, Houston Chronicle

Stand-Your-Ground Laws Make People ‘Less Safe’: RAND The Crime Report

20 Undersung Crime Shows to Binge-Watch Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic

AM Stories

Jails Are Coronavirus Super Spreaders, Could Double COVID-19 Death Count: Report Ryan J. Reilly, Huffington Post

‘A recipe for disaster’: American prison factories becoming incubators for coronavirus Hannah Dreier, Washington Post

Sheriffs across US are not enforcing coronavirus stay-at-home orders. Is that legal? Brooke Wolford, Miami Herald

3,700 Sick With Covid-19 in Ohio Prisons Courthouse News

Judge orders transfer or release for some inmates at virus-wracked Ohio federal prison Josh Gerstein, Politico

Federal appeals court stops earlier order, says Texas doesn’t have to give inmates hand sanitizer or face masks for now Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

The Devastating Emotional Toll of Suspending Prison Visits Karina Piser, The Nation

Judges Are Exploiting the COVID-19 Pandemic to Advance the Conservative Agenda Jay Willis, The Appeal