PM Stories

‘The Objective Is to Save Lives’: Inside the Effort to Get ICE Detainees Released During the Coronavirus Pandemic Jasmine Aguilera, Time

How the coronavirus spread through one immigration facility (California) Elliot Spagat, AP News

At San Quentin, Overcrowding Laid the Groundwork for an Explosive COVID-19 Outbreak Juan Moreno Haines and Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

San Quentin coronavirus outbreak apparently result of missed steps by prison overseer Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle

1,000 federal inmates at Texas prison test positive for COVID-19 Alicia Victoria Lozano, NBC News

‘Sleeping in a ball of sweat’: As COVID-19 stalks Florida’s inmates, so does another plague Shirsho Dasgupta and Samantha J. Gross, Miami Herald

In This Moment of Reckoning Around Police Violence, Don’t Forget the Unseen Abuses of People Who Are Incarcerated Vernon Horn, The Appeal

Black Trans Women Face Constant Sexual Violence In Prison. CJay Smith Is Fighting Back. Elly Belle, Refinery29

As they resist order to build Phase III of New Orleans jail, city and advocates discuss mental health care alternatives Nicholas Chrastil, The Lens

How Prosecutors Can Usher in a More Just Legal System Jamila Hodge and Lucy Lang, Newsweek

California Lawmakers Take Aim at Mandatory Minimum Sentences Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News

Advocates Hope New Momentum Around Racial Justice Will Accelerate New York’s Plans To Limit Solitary Confinement Victoria Law, The Appeal

How Bad Is the Criminal Justice System? Laurie L. Levenson, LA Review of Books

The Limits of Restorative Justice in Jacksonville Eli Hager, The Atlantic

AM Stories

What the Heck Are Federal Law Enforcement Officers Doing in Portland? Steve Vladeck, Lawfare

Oregon Sues Federal Government for Grabbing Protesters in Unmarked Vehicles Daniel Politi, Slate

Federal Officers Deployed in Portland Didn’t Have Proper Training, DHS Memo Said Sergio Olmos, Mike Baker, and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times 

Trump Plans to Expand Federal Invasion of American Cities Dan Friedman, Mother Jones

50 Days Of Protest In Portland. A Violent Police Response. This Is How We Got Here. Jonathan Levinson, Conrad Wilson, and Ryan Haas, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Don’t Blame Protesters For The Rise In Violent Crime Michael Hobbes, Huffington Post

A Timely Case on Police Violence at the Supreme Court Adam Liptak, New York Times

A consequence of Marsy’s Law secrecy: Less accountability for police who use force Editorial Board, Orlando Sentinel

Demand for Citizen Police Review Boards Spreads Across US Brad Kutner, Martin Macias Jr., and Nicholas Iovino, Courthouse News

After George Floyd, Who Will Police Minneapolis? Krithika Varagur, New York Review of Books

Newark, NJ, wants to be a model for police reform. But Black people are still stopped more often. Jon Schuppe, NBC News

Breonna Taylor was briefly alive after police shot her. But no one tried to treat her Tessa Duvall and Darcy Costello, Louisville Courier Journal

A sheriff’s deputy shot a 14-year-old boy. It went unreported for months. (Louisiana) Lisa Riordan Seville and Hannah Rappleye, NBC News

A CHP Officer Harassed 21 Women, Agency Fired ‘Bad Apple’ But Didn’t Pursue Criminal Charges (California) Sukey Lewis, KQED