PM Stories

Paraphrase Sarah Resnick, n+1 Magazine

COVID-19 Spurs Call to Reform Prison Health Care Michael Gelb, The Crime Report

In the Middle of a Pandemic, Prisoners at San Quentin Are Punished for Being Sick Juan Moreno Haines, The Appeal

‘SOS COVID-19’: Immigrants fear for their lives in Houston detention facilities plagued by virus Olivia P. Tallet, Houston Chronicle

No Money For Bail Left 1 Man To Ride Out COVID-19 In Jail Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Lawyers can’t visit clients in prison, so quit monitoring their emails Catherine Crump and Ken White, Los Angeles Times

Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm Kashmir Hill, New York Times

He Spent 25 Years in Prison for Murder, but Was Innocent All Along Jan Ransom, New York Times

Turn Rikers Island Into a Solar Farm Kate Aronoff, New Republic

Bill Cosby appeal will test scope of #MeToo prosecutions Maryclaire Dale, AP News

Tiger King’ to ‘Murder in the Bayou’: How True Crime Docuseries Shine a Light on Larger Cultural Issues Shannon L. Bowen, Hollywood Reporter

HBO’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Celebrates an Author’s Legacy by Humanizing the True Crime Genre Judy Berman, Time

AM Stories

An American Spring of Reckoning Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker

Cops and the Culture War Sarah Jones, New York Magazine

When Will Black Women See Justice? Gabrielle Bellot, New York Magazine

Why police often single out trans people for violence Katelyn Burns, Vox

Behind ‘Defund the Police’ and ‘Abolish ICE’ is a shared hope: That more dads make it home Theresa Vargas, Washington Post

The NYPD Spends $6 Billion a Year. Proposals to Defund It Want to Cut $1 Billion. Ella Koeze and Denise Lu, New York Times

The Case for Abolishing Police Unions John Stossel, Reason

Police unions see their clout crater amid protests, but for how long? Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Philly’s police union spent decades amassing power. Reforms could cut its clout David Gambacorta, Juliana Feliciano Reyes, William Bender, and Sean Collins Walsh, Philadelphia Inquirer

Apply Broken-Windows Theory to the Police Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

Federal Policing Needs Reform Too JD Tuccille, Reason

Police reform efforts in Minnesota, where George Floyd was killed, stall amid partisan disputes Holly Bailey, Washington Post

LA County Commission Recommends Significant Changes to Policing City News Service

Activists Call For End To Los Angeles Unified School Police City News Service

True Crime Is Cathartic for Women. It’s Also Cop Propaganda. PE Moskowitz, Mother Jones