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COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Federal and State Prisons Brendan Saloner, Kalind Parish, and Julie A. Ward, Journal of the American Medical Association

New research: Adjusted for age and sex, the COVID-19 death rate in prisons is 3 times higher than in the general population Emily Widra, Prison Policy Initiative

Coronavirus inside prisons doesn’t just affect inmates. It affects communities of color Patrice Gaines, NBC News

Releasing People From Prison Is Easier Said Than Done Barbara Bradley Hagerty, The Atlantic

A look at how COVID-19 kills Florida prisoners Samantha J. Gross, Tampa Bay Times

Texas Rejects Early Prison Releases During Pandemic The Crime Report

Prisoners Fight Pennsylvania for Denying Chance at Parole Alexandra Jones, Courthouse News

Prisoners Face ‘Undue Punishment’ as the IRS Claws Back Their Stimulus Checks Jordan Michael Smith, Type Investigations

Texas executes Billy Wardlow, who was 18 when he killed a man. Experts argued that’s too young for a death sentence. Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

First Federal Execution Since 2003 Is Set for Monday Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Re-opening federal death chamber: Victim opposition, pandemic threaten first execution in 17 years Kevin Johnson, USA Today

Remembering Reginald Moore, the Activist Who Uncovered Sugar Land’s Dark Past Michael Hardy, Texas Monthly

‘Outcry’ Offers a Nuanced Look at a Wrongful Conviction in Central Texas Rose Cahalan, Texas Monthly

“The Burning Bed” Recalls the Case That Changed How Law Enforcement Treats Domestic Violence Anna Boots, The New Yorker

How does it feel to make police shows in 2020? Lila Shapiro, New York Magazine

AM Stories

Yes, Activists Are Serious About Defunding the Police Bridget Read, New York Magazine

Movement for Black Lives unveils sweeping police reform proposal Haley Byrd and Devan Cole, CNN

The BREATHE Act: Summary Movement for Black Lives

How to Defund the Police Alexis Okeowo, The New Yorker

Amid outcry, these police agencies banned chokeholds. But critics say more reforms needed Shirsho Dasgupta, Miami Herald

Police reform won’t work unless it involves federal and state governments Sarah A. Seo and Daniel Richman, Washington Post

Qualified Immunity Is a Test for Conservatives Jacob Sullum, Reason

How Police Became the Go-to Response to Domestic Violence Aya Gruber, Slate

Unbundling the Police in Venice Beach, California Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

The “Camden Model” Is Not a Model. It’s an Obstacle to Real Change. Brendan McQuade, Jacobin Magazine

A Summer in Camden (2014) Lisa Iaboni, The Marshall Project

Militarization Of Police Means US Protesters Face Weapons Designed For War Terry Gross, NPR

Want to Reform the Criminal Justice System? Focus on Prosecutors Joyce White Vance, Time

How the Law Killed Ahmaud Arbery Joseph Margulies, Boston Review

Breonna Taylor was killed by police in March. The officers involved have not been arrested. Anna North and Fabiola Cineas, Vox

The Memeification of Breonna Taylor’s Death Zeba Blay, Huffington Post