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Court Clears Way for First Federal Execution in 17 Years to Proceed Hailey Fuchs, New York Times

Appeals court says federal execution can proceed despite victims’ relatives opposing it during pandemic Mark Berman, Washington Post

The Federal Death Penalty Has The Veneer Of Respectability. But It’s Just As Flawed As the States’ Killing Machines. Ben Cohen, The Appeal

Special Report: How the Trump administration secured a secret supply of execution drugs Jonathan Allen, Reuters

Stone Walks Free in One of the Greatest Scandals in American History David Frum, The Atlantic

Robert Mueller: Roger Stone remains a convicted felon, and rightly so Robert S. Mueller III, Washington Post

Trump confidant Roger Stone leaped over thousands of inmates seeking clemency Beth Reinhard, Rosalind S. Helderman, Spencer S. Hsu, and Josh Dawsey, Washington Post

California rushing to release 8,000 inmates as virus outbreaks grow Jeremy B. White, Politico

Two more San Quentin prisoners die from COVID-19 Shwanika Narayan, San Francisco Chronicle

Alabama jail refuses inmates COVID-19 masks because ‘they’re going to eat them’ Ashley Remkus, AL.com

A Year After Prison, He Has a Job, a Fiancée – And a Week Left of Freedom Eli Hager, The Marshall Project

Stateless Dramatizes Cruelty of Immigrant Detention Bureaucracies Glenn Garvin, Reason

“Do You Think You’re Not Involved?”: The Racial Reckoning of “Blood at the Root” Casey Cep, The New Yorker

AM Stories

The Halted Progress of Criminal-Justice Reform Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker

Could This City Hold the Key to the Future of Policing in America? Joseph Goldstein and Kevin Armstrong, New York Times 

A Bail Reform Tool Intended to Curb Mass Incarceration Has Only Replicated Biases in the Criminal Justice System Bryce Covert, The Intercept

Denver suburb passes resolution shielding officers from key portion of Colorado’s new police reform law John Aguilar, Denver Post

California Will Release Up To 8,000 Prisoners Due To Coronavirus Bill Chappell, NPR 

Unpacking CDCR’s COVID-19 Release Plan Hadar Aviram

There Must Be Mass Releases From NYC Jails Immediately – It’s The Only Way To Protect Public Health Brad Maurer, Seth J. Prins, and Sandhya Kajeepeta, The Appeal 

Rise in Youth Incarceration During Pandemic Disproportionately Impacted Blacks: Report Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Are True-Crime Podcasts Ready for the #DefundthePolice Era? Marisa Meltzer, Vanity Fair

How Have TV Cops Shaped Our Understanding Of Sexual Assault? Emma Specter, Vogue 

Looking to the Skies to Abolish ICE Annie Armstrong, Garage Magazine