PM Stories

Federal prisons under national lockdown amid George Floyd protests, most severe restrictions in 25 years Kevin Johnson, USA Today

Senators Grill Feds on Inmate Protections During Pandemic Tim Ryan, Courthouse News

Lawmakers question federal prisons’ home confinement rules Michael Balsamo, ABC News

Give Incarcerated ‘Basic Human Rights’ During Pandemic, Say Families The Crime Report

Two-thirds of COVID-19 cases in federal prisons limited to 7 facilities, official says Daniel Uria, United Press International

“Juvenile Lifers” Were Meant to Get a Second Chance. COVID-19 Could Get Them First. Eli Hager, The Marshall Project

Fed Lawyer: COVID-19 at Federal Jail Worse Than Reported (New York) New York Times

First California prison officer dies after contracting coronavirus Luke Money, Los Angeles Times

Arkansas Told Corrections Officers to Keep Working Even If They’re Infected With COVID-19 Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Prisons Have Oregon’s Largest COVID Outbreak But Testing, Social Distancing Remain Scarce Lauren Dake and Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Judge doesn’t find ‘deliberate indifference’ by Oregon Corrections Department in coronavirus response Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian

Scott Peterson asks court to overturn murder conviction and death sentence Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times

AM Stories

8 Minutes and 46 Seconds: How George Floyd Was Killed in Police Custody Evan Hill, Ainara Tiefenthäler, Christiaan Triebert, Drew Jordan, Haley Willis, and Robin Stein, New York Times

George Floyd’s Death Was a Homicide by Asphyxiation, Independent Autopsy Finds Pilar Melendez, Daily Beast

Death Toll Grows In National Protests Over George Floyd Police Killing Huffington Post

‘The norms have broken down’: Shock as journalists are arrested, injured by police while trying to cover the story Paul Farhi and Elahe Izadi, Washington Post

US police have attacked journalists more than 110 times since May 28 Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab

A Justice Dept. Skeptical of Police Abuse Cases Vows to Investigate Floyd Death Katie Benner and Emily Badger, New York Times

George Floyd Probe Echoes William Barr’s Oversight of Rodney King Case Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Trump Killed Obama’s Police Reforms. Now He’s Getting What He Asked For. Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

Minneapolis Banned Warrior-Style Police Training. Its Police Union Kept Offering It Anyway. Inae Oh, Mother Jones

“The Charged Vapor”: How the Police Embraced Firing Tear Gas on Protesters Aaron Mak, Slate

How the Supreme Court Lets Cops Get Away With Murder Editorial Board, New York Times

Adopt minimum national police use-of-force standards and train cops for interaction Charles Ramsey and Laurie O. Robinson, USA Today

Lawmakers Begin Bipartisan Push to Cut Off Police Access to Military-Style Gear Catie Edmondson, New York Times

L.A. Police Commission Seeks to Make Policy Reforms Following Days of Protest Eric Heinz, (LA) City News Service

Here’s how to hold police accountable: Don’t let their unions give money to prosecutors Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change Barack Obama, Medium