PM Stories

Ahmaud Arbery and the Local Legacy of Lynching Jennifer Rae Taylor and Kayla Vinson, The Marshall Project

Breonna Taylor Is One of a Shocking Number of Black People to See Armed Police Barge Into Their Homes Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Arkansas Grants Parole To Willie Mae Harris Three Decades After She Was Convicted For Killing Her Husband Lauren Gill, The Appeal

A Life Sentence in Arkansas. And a Lifetime of Pain. (2019) Lauren Gill, The Appeal

Two Cops Were Given Qualified Immunity After Allegedly Stealing $225,000. SCOTUS Won’t Hear the Case. Billy Binion, Reason

Our plea bargain system can make the innocent admit guilt. Enter Michael Flynn. George F. Will, Washington Post

What Richard Burr Actually Did Mary Harris, Slate

Police must use new eyewitness ID rules to reduce wrongful identifications (Minnesota) Andy Mannix, Minneapolis Star Tribune

AM Stories

The last days of a covid-19 prisoner Radley Balko, Washington Post

Virus Forces Judges Into Life-or-Death Calls on Inmate Releases Madison Alder, Bloomberg Law

While jails drastically cut populations, state prisons have released almost no one Emily Widra and Peter Wagner, Prison Policy Initiative

Inside New York’s notorious Rikers Island jails, ‘the epicenter of the epicenter’ of the coronavirus pandemic Sonia Moghe, CNN

Virus Raged at City Jails, Leaving 1,259 Guards Infected and 6 Dead Jan Ransom, New York Times

Louisiana Women Incarcerated for Defending Themselves Against Abusive Partners Seek Clemency Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal

Oakdale federal prison resumes and expands COVID-19 testing (Louisiana) Nicholas Chrastil, The Lens

Nearly 500 Miami jail inmates, a staggering 41 percent tested, have caught the coronavirus David Ovalle and Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald

Pandemic, social distancing restrictions paralyze Alabama’s criminal justice system Jennifer Horton, WTVY

Judge: BOP hasn’t complied with order to address coronavirus at Ohio federal prison Eric Heisig, Cleveland.com

California Strips Incarcerated People of Complaints Rights During Pandemic Rory Fleming, Filter Magazine

State to exclude Lompoc Prison cases from Santa Barbara County totals (California) Travis Schlepp, KEYT

US Prison Decline: Insufficient to Undo Mass Incarceration Nazgol Ghandnoosh, Sentencing Project

Clean House: Writing and recovery in Sing Sing John J. Lennon, Plough