PM Stories

Hoping for Justice, Killed by COVID-19 Justin Fenton, The Crime Report

San Quentin prison coronavirus outbreak ‘tragic, predictable and unacceptable’ Rong-Gong Lin II and Sean Greene, Los Angeles Times

California governor grants clemency to 21 prisoners as thousands infected with Covid-19 Sam Levin, The Guardian

How Cash Bail Disenfranchises People Of Color And Makes Our Criminal Justice System Inherently Unjust Maggie Germano, Forbes

How a Group of Lifers Cracked the Code of Prison Reform Anna Clark, Politico Magazine

17 Rikers Guards Will Be Disciplined in Death of Transgender Woman Jan Ransom and Ed Shanahan, New York Times

A Dangerous Man Brant Bingamon, Austin Chronicle

He spent 22 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. His lawsuit says Philly police detectives knew his case was flawed. Chris Palmer, Philadelphia Inquirer

Saying Goodbye to Law & Order Jordan Calhoun, The Atlantic

Review: A Killer, a Writer, and the Questions Both Left Behind Mike Hale, New York Times

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Sheds Light on a Remarkable True-Crime Crusader Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Magazine

AM Stories

What We Know About the Killing of Elijah McClain Claire Lampen, New York Magazine

Elijah McClain Died After He Was Detained. Now He’s Being Remembered. Richard Fausset and Shaila Dewan, New York Times

Amid national crisis on police brutality and racism, Congress flails John Bresnahan, Sarah Ferris, Heather Caygle, and Marianne Levine, Politico

Here’s how much money goes to police departments in largest cities across the US Carl Sullivan and Carla Baranauckas, USA Today

‘Defund Police’ Advocates Say Their Ideas are Neither New Nor Radical Tayler Green, The Crime Report

We Can End Qualified Immunity Tomorrow Alex Reinert, Boston Review 

What Are Cops Really Thinking When Routine Arrests Turn Violent? Simone Weichselbaum and Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project

‘The avatar of cop violence in Boston’: Police captain routinely crosses line, activists say Dugan Arnett, Adam Vaccaro, and Steve Annear, Boston Globe

How the DC Police Department, DOJ, and DC Attorney General’s Office Shield Cops’ Bad Acts Mitch Ryals, Washington City Paper

‘I Humbly Apologize’: Philadelphia Officials Announce Changes After Protest Response Nilo Tabrizy, Christoph Koettl, Muyi Xiao, Natalie Reneau, and Drew Jordan, New York Times

Nationwide Calls For Police Reform Put New Pressure On Atlanta To Close Its City Jail Victoria Law, The Appeal

Reformers want California police to stop using a gang database seen as racially biased Anita Chabria and Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times

Boston Bans Use Of Facial Recognition Technology. It’s The 2nd-Largest City To Do So. Ally Jarmanning, WBUR