PM Stories

Federal trial opens over Florida’s felon voting law Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press

A Major Trial for Voting Rights in Florida Is Happening on Video Chat Patricia Mazzei, New York Times

Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to New York City Gun Ordinance Adam Liptak, New York Times

Supreme Court dismisses anticipated New York gun rights case because the law in question has been rescinded Robert Barnes, Washington Post

Education Dept. expands Pell grant initiative for inmates to take college classes Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post

A New Supreme Court Justice Could Swing Criminal Justice Decisions in Washington Kyle C. Barry, The Appeal

Why Boredom Affects Us So Much Saida Grundy, The Atlantic

Are Joe Massey’s Prison Drawings the Next Big Thing? (2019) Edward M. Gómez, Hyperallergic

AM Stories

‘I don’t deserve a death sentence’: Coronavirus outbreaks bring fear inside California prisons Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

ACLU sues California to block ICE transfers, reduce prison population amid coronavirus outbreak James Queally, Los Angeles Times

Amid coronavirus pandemic, federal inmates get mixed signals about home-confinement releases Neena Satija and Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post

Mass virus testing in state prisons reveals hidden asymptomatic infections; feds join effort Kevin Johnson, USA Today

Isolated and scared: The plight of juveniles locked up during the coronavirus pandemic Kristine Phillips, USA Today

Marion prison’s virus outbreak seeps into public (Ohio) Sarah Volpenhein, Columbus Dispatch

Black female inmates and COVID-19: Medically compromised, vulnerable and neglected Nick Charles, NBC News

Police, deputies to give masks, not citations to those who violate Hidalgo order (Texas) Jasper Scherer, Houston Chronicle

Voting Rights For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Felons At Stake In Florida Trial Daniel Rivero, NPR

Two Weapons, a Chase, a Killing and No Charges Richard Fausset, New York Times

How Prosecutors Can Acknowledge Legacies of Injustice Michelle Mason, The Crime Report