PM Stories

Supreme Court Lifts Block on Federal Execution Hailey Fuchs, New York Times

Trump administration carries out first federal execution since 2003 after late-night Supreme Court intervention Mark Berman, Washington Post

California’s promised coronavirus prison releases just start of what’s needed Editorial Board, San Francisco Chronicle

Thousands of Texas prisoners still have the coronavirus. More than 25% of inmates at four units are infected. Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

At Coyote Ridge, amid 229 COVID-19 cases, inmates say conditions are ‘disgusting’ Maggie Quinlan, Seattle Times

How criminal background checks lead to discrimination against millions of Americans Sarah Esther Lageson, Washington Post

Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out (2018) Reginald Dwayne Betts, New York Times Magazine

From Convict To Criminal Justice Reporter: ‘I Was So Lucky To Come Out Of This’ Terry Gross, NPR

Former DC inmates use virtual meetings for support, encouragement as they adjust to life outside prison Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post

DC is Poised to Abolish Felony Disenfranchisement Kira Lerner and Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

So far, it has freed 28 people. New report highlights Brooklyn’s Conviction Review Unit Rob Abruzzese, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Private Prison Simulation Game Goes Viral on Apple App Store Alan Macleod, Mint Press News

How These Six Artists Are Revealing the Hard Truth About the Prison System Cultured Magazine

AM Stories

The Invention of the Police Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

What We’ve Learned from 101 Years of American Unrest David Greenberg, Politico Magazine

Half of fired Minnesota police officers get their jobs back through arbitration Jon Collins, Minnesota Public Radio

Why Not Abolish the Police Unions? Charles Sykes, The Bulwark

The Misplaced Populist Opposition to Qualified-Immunity Reform Brad Polumbo, National Review

A Major Challenge to Policing Reform: the Absence of Good Data Mike Pesca, Slate

The NRA’s Unshakable Support for Police Will Van Sant, The Trace

Police officers’ connection to communities they serve is broken. Here’s how to repair it. Brent Orrell, USA Today

The Obama-Era Police Reform Biden Can’t Wait to Restart Erick Trickey, Politico Magazine

‘The wave of the future’: How police and social workers partner up to help those in crisis Julian Gill and Hannah Dellinger, Houston Chronicle

Bankruptcy forced this California city to defund police. Here’s how it changed public safety Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Baltimore activists are still protesting police brutality, but they’ve refined their strategy to minimize violence Phillip Jackson, Baltimore Sun

A new generation challenges the heartland Tim Craig and Aaron Williams, Washington Post

When reporters get arrested in Seattle and get a view from inside the criminal justice machine Danny Westneat, Seattle Times

When Cops Kill White People, Black Lives Still Matter Audrey Farley, New Republic