PM Stories

The First Execution of the Pandemic Austin Sarat, Slate

Days before Missouri man’s execution, jurors see new evidence that raises doubts Luke Nozicka, Kansas City Star

Ahmaud Arbery and the Ghosts of Lynchings Past George Yancy, New York Times

Ex-detective charged in death of Ahmaud Arbery lost power to make arrests after skipping use-of-force training Michael Brice-Saddler and Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post

Columbus murder suspect granted new trial could walk free after 43 years in prison (Georgia) Tim Chitwood, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

A Murder Case Unravels (2018) Andrew Cohen, The Marshall Project

Boston DA Spat Puts Hard Questions to the “Progressive Prosecutor” Movement Rory Fleming, Filter Magazine

AM Stories

The Women’s Jail at Rikers Island Is Named for My Grandmother. She Would Not Be Proud. Suzanne Singer, New York Times

COVID-19 Has Trapped Thousands of Parolees In Prison Beth Schwartzapfel, Slate

Texas prisons to begin widespread coronavirus testing for inmates with self-administered tests Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Judge Rules in Favor of Federal Inmates in Coronavirus Suit, Orders Speedier Releases (Connecticut) CJ Ciaramella, Reason

Inadequate coronavirus prevention at Weld County jail violates rights of medically vulnerable inmates, judge rules (Colorado) Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post

Judge denies request to release medically vulnerable federal inmates from San Diego detention center Kate Morrissey, Los Angeles Times

‘Inhumane’ and ‘Appallingly Cruel’: Judge Criticizes Federal Prosecutor’s Compassionate Release Waiver in Plea Agreement Ross Todd, Law.com

New York Prisoners ‘In Grave Danger’ From COVID-19, Advocates Warn Nancy Bilyeau, The Crime Report

A Woman Died of COVID-19 in a New Jersey Prison After Begging to Be Let Out of a Locked Shower Alice Speri, The Intercept

New York City Police Arrest Over 100 People for Crimes Related to Coronavirus Ben Chapman, Wall Street Journal

Court fines and fees shouldn’t be used to recover lost revenue from pandemic Brandon L. Garrett, Washington Post

Jails Turn to UVC Robots To Fight Coronavirus Alysia Santo, The Marshall Project

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released from prison amid coronavirus pandemic Kristine Phillips and Kevin Johnson, USA Today

Locked in a Crowded TV Room: Pandemic Revelations From a Federal Prison Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard, Filter Magazine