PM Stories

We Are Living in the Age of the Black-Panic Defense Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker

Killing of Ahmaud Arbery Is Switched to a Fourth Prosecutor Rick Rojas and Richard Fausset, New York Times

Justice Department Considers Hate-Crime Charges in Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery Arian Campo-Flores, Wall Street Journal

More than 1,900 former Justice Dept. employees again call for Barr’s resignation Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post

A Presumption of Flynnocence Matt Ford, New Republic

Sentenced for Three Strikes, Then Freed. Now Comes a Pushback. Maria Cramer, New York Times

He Got 80 Years for Murder Because of a ‘Hero’ Cop. Then Witnesses Recanted. Erisa Apantaku, Dana Brozost-Kelleher, Alison Flowers, Ellen Glover, and Jonah Newman, Daily Beast

Not Everyone Is Happy With the Supreme Court’s Live Broadcasts Garrett Epps, The Atlantic

The Disappearance of Kristin Smart: Could a Podcast Help Solve a 24-Year-Old Mystery? Brenna Ehrlich, Rolling Stone

Absence of Answers (2018) Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune

The Death of James Jordan: What We Know Sopan Deb, New York Times

Barbara Babcock, legal trailblazer who led DC Public Defender Service, dies at 81 Harrison Smith, Washington Post

AM Stories

The CDC Must Adopt Decarceration as a Matter of Public Health Abdul El-Sayed and Thea Sebastian, Filter

Bureau of Prisons is ‘Shifting Deck Chairs on the Titanic’ with Quarantine Plan, Critics Say Kira Lerner, The Appeal

Why Did It Take the Feds Weeks to Report COVID-19 Cases In Privately Run Prisons? Joseph Neff, The Marshall Project

Early Data Shows Black People Are Being Disproportionally Arrested for Social Distancing Violations Joshua Kaplan and Benjamin Hardy, ProPublica

Social distancing enforcement is ramping up. So is concern that black and Latino residents may face harsher treatment. Justin Jouvenal and Michael Brice-Saddler, Washington Post

How Do You Enforce a Law That Tramples the Land of the Free? Katey Rusch and Casey Smith, New York Times

70% of inmates test positive for coronavirus at Lompoc federal prison (California) Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

These towns love their federal prison. But covid-19 is straining the relationship. (California) Kimberly Kindy, Miranda Green, Catherine Clabby, and Marie Elizabeth Oliver, Washington Post

Prisoners Describe the Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak at Oakdale Federal Prison VICE News

Minimum Security Inmates Locked In Cells For Quarantine Are At Breaking Point Walter Pavlo, Forbes

Hundreds are being released from jails during the coronavirus pandemic. But where are they going? Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

COVID-19 Behind Bars: Release Can Be ‘Lethal’ Without Help Gabriel B. Eber and Marc Schindler, The Crime Report