PM Stories

“I Begged Them To Let Me Die”: How Federal Prisons Became Coronavirus Death Traps Keri Blakinger and Keegan Hamilton, The Marshall Project

Incarcerated, Infected, and Ignored: Inside an Arkansas Prison Outbreak Molly Minta, The Nation

Black inmates make up a disproportionate share of Covid-19 cases in prison Alan J. Keays, VT Digger

COVID-19 cases double in Alabama prisons over past two weeks Kelley Smith, WHNT

Coronavirus Testing Ramps Up in New York – But Not in State Prisons Rosa Goldensohn, The City

Texas prisons will accept county jail inmates again, three months after the coronavirus halted intake Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

GEO Group’s Blundering Response to the Pandemic Helped Spread Coronavirus in Halfway Houses Liliana Segura, The Intercept

Two days before a hearing that could have set him free, the courthouse shut down. Now inmates like LaRon Warren wait, as they try to dodge coronavirus. Ray Long, Chicago Tribune

Iowa Governor Will Restore Voting Rights to Paroled Felons Trip Gabriel, New York Times

Tennessee’s Voter Restoration Gauntlet (2019) Nicole Lewis, The Marshall Project

When Crime Photography Started to See Color Bill Shapiro, The Atlantic

AM Stories

Trump signs order on policing, but Democrats and activists say it falls far short of what is needed David Nakamura, Felicia Sonmez, and Mike DeBonis, Washington Post

How Minneapolis is trying to reimagine the future of policing Fred de Sam Lazaro, PBS

How the Charges Against Derek Chauvin Fit Into a Vision of Criminal-Justice Reform Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker

Why Police Abolition Is a Useful Framework – Even for Skeptics Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

These 911 Emergency Dispatchers Are Ready to Defund the Police Katie MacBride, Daily Beast

Atlanta’s Reforms Won’t Save the Next Rayshard Brooks Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

Boudin bans prosecutions based on sole testimony of untrustworthy police officers Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle

Take the lid off probes of officers tied to wrongful convictions Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times

It’s not just police brutality. George Floyd’s death also must prompt prison reform. Adam Eichen and Evelyn Li, USA Today

LA sheriff touts reform despite a record of fighting transparency, civilian oversight Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times

How New York City’s Largest Police Union Became So Powerful Nick Pinto and Katherine Fung, WNYC

The NYPD ‘Cancelled’ Police Court Appearances, Leaving People to Sit in Jail Chris Gelardi, The Appeal

Want to Reform the Police? Look to Social Work for Lessons Jon B. Gould and James Herbert Williams, The Crime Report