PM Stories

US Prison Inmate Coronavirus Cases Soar Past 50,000 Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Time

‘Historic health screw-up’: what you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis in California prisons Abené Clayton, The Guardian

Fifth CA Death Row Inmate Dies of COVID-19 The Crime Report

California severely short on firefighting crews after COVID-19 lockdown at prison camps Ryan Sabalow and Jason Pohl, Sacramento Bee

Thousands Of Inmates Quarantined In Eastern Oregon Prison In COVID-19 Outbreak Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

The Supreme Court Still Refuses to Acknowledge Systemic Racism Mark Kende and Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

How AI makes policing more racist Vox

The Mug Shot, a Crime Story Staple, Is Dropped by Some Newsrooms and Police Maria Cramer, New York Times

Newsrooms Rethink a Crime Reporting Staple: The Mugshot Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

The Challenge of Freeing the Wrongfully Convicted Lifer Spencer C. Satin, The Crime Report

AM Stories

The Problem Isn’t Just Police – It’s Politics Alex Vitale and Scott Casleton, Boston Review

Stop Unnecessary Arrests to Slow Coronavirus Spread Eric Reinhart, New York Times

Anger Mounts Inside and Outside San Quentin as COVID Outbreak Grows More Dire Michael Bott, NBC Bay Area

Federal Judge Urges California to Release Vulnerable Inmates Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News

Jails a COVID-19 ‘tinderbox,’ Sacramento defenders tell high court in plea for early releases Darrell Smith, Sacramento Bee

San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Joins Push For South Africa-Style Truth, Reconciliation Commission KPIX

Krasner launches truth and reconciliation panel inspired by post-apartheid South Africa’s efforts Ximena Conde, Philadelphia Tribune

A new law was supposed to make Florida’s criminal justice data radically transparent. It failed. Andrew Pantazi, Tallahassee Democrat

Defund Facial Recognition Malkia Devich-Cyril, The Atlantic

No ID, No Job: How Coronavirus Left Parolees in Excruciating Limbo After Leaving Prison Natasha Lennard, The Intercept

Why Is the Public Corruption Unit Prosecuting Ghislaine Maxwell? Barbara McQuade, Daily Beast

‘Unsolved Mysteries’: The OG of True Crime Returns With Gritty Netflix Reboot Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone

Soledad O’Brien Explores Race, Class and Injustice In New True Crime Podcast Murder on the Towpath Jay Connor, The Root