PM Stories

Prosecutorial Discretion: The Prosecutor’s Role in Curbing Infections in Prisons Alvin Bragg and Cynthia Godsoe, Route Fifty

Appeals court nixes order to shrink prison rolls because of virus (Ohio) Josh Gerstein, Politico

Nearly 1 in 6 Coronavirus Cases in Illinois Could Be Tied to Cook County Jail Madison Pauly, Mother Jones

Formerly Incarcerated People Talk About Life In Coronavirus-Stricken Prisons Ja’han Jones, Huffington Post

How Defendants End Up Pleading Guilty to Nonexistent Crimes Barry Lam, Slate

Scaled-Back NY Bail Reforms Still Boost ‘Culture’ of Pre-Trial Release: Panel Michael Gelb, The Crime Report

‘Florida is Hell Bent on Killing Me’ Krishna Maharaj, The Crime Report

7 Exonerees Tell Us Why They Love the Ocean on World Oceans Day The Innocence Project

AM Stories

What the George Floyd Protests Have Already Changed Jeremy Stahl, Slate

Democrats Unveil Sweeping Bill Targeting Police Misconduct and Racial Bias Catie Edmondson, New York Times

Democrats’ sweeping new police reform bill, explained Ella Nilsen and Li Zhou, Vox

After Protests, Politicians Reconsider Police Budgets and Discipline Dionne Searcey, John Eligon, and Farah Stockman, New York Times

Defying Police Unions, New York Lawmakers Ban Chokeholds Luis Ferré-Sadurní, Jeffery C. Mays, and Ashley Southall, New York Times

New York poised to lift veil on police disciplinary files Marina Villeneuve, Washington Post

On 11th day of George Floyd protests, Denver police announce major use-of-force policy changes Colorado Sun

Portland officials vow ‘bold,’ ‘meaningful’ police reforms after protests of George Floyd’s killing Everton Bailey Jr., The Oregonian

Protests spread over police shootings. Police promised reforms. Every year, they still shoot and kill nearly 1,000 people. Mark Berman, John Sullivan, Julie Tate, and Jennifer Jenkins, Washington Post

The First Step Is Figuring Out What Police Are For Tracey L. Meares and Tom R. Tyler, The Atlantic

Democratic leaders clash with Black Lives Matter activists over ‘defund the police’ Sahil Kapur, NBC News

Support For Defunding The Police Department Is Growing. Here’s Why It’s Not A Silver Bullet. Simone Weichselbaum and Nicole Lewis, The Marshall Project

Minneapolis Is Not the First City to Disband Its Police Department – the Lessons Learned From Camden, New Jersey Khaleda Rahman, Newsweek

The Floyd protests have changed public opinion about race and policing. Here’s the data. Michael Tesler, Washington Post

The Films That Understand Why People Riot Samantha N. Sheppard, The Atlantic

“It Changes Who Has the Power”: How Bail Funds Are Responding to Protests Alyssa Bereznak, The Ringer