PM Stories

Inmates talk of COVID fear and helplessness after transfers bring ‘the beast’ to San Quentin Kim Christensen and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

Whistleblowers Say an ICE Detention Center Used Deceptive Tricks to Conceal COVID Outbreak Noah Lanard, Mother Jones

Oregon’s Prisons Struggle With COVID-19 And Its Impact On People Behind Bars Geoff Norcross, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Court documents detail how inmates resort to threats of setting fires to get medical help Alissa Zhu, Mississippi Clarion Ledger

Coronavirus Cases Surge At Missouri Women’s Prison; Advocates Call For Action Shahla Farzan, St. Louis Public Radio

After Pleading for Home Release During Coronavirus Pandemic, NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Tests Positive Taylor Barnes, The Intercept

The New Jane Crow: Women’s Mass Incarceration Michele Goodwin, Just Security

Dying To Go To Prison Walter Pavlo, Forbes

On the eve of John Lewis’s death, a cruel Supreme Court blow to his legacy Ruth Marcus, Washington Post

A black woman faces prison for a voting mistake. Prosecutors just doubled the charges (North Carolina) Sam Levine, The Guardian

AM Stories

When ‘Law and Order’ Means Maximum Chaos Sasha Abramsky, The Nation

How the Portland Secret Police Happened Carrie Cordero, The Bulwark

House chairs ask IGs to investigate federal crackdown in Portland Kyle Cheney, Politico

A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves Ken Klippenstein, The Nation

Trump administration plans to deploy federal agents to Chicago, hints Milwaukee could be next Molly Beck and Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Trump Administration Is Treating US Cities Like Occupied Territory Libby Watson, New Republic

I’m a Black Police Officer. Here’s How to Change the System. David Hughes, New York Times

Faced with calls to defund police, some Bay Area cities weigh radical changes to law enforcement Nico Savidge, San Jose Mercury News

Defunding the police: Oakland, Berkeley could be test cases for Bay Area, nation Rachel Swan and Brett Simpson, San Francisco Chronicle

Mass. House leaders unveil sweeping police reform bill Matt Stout, Boston Globe

The hidden hand that uses money to reform troubled police departments Kit Ramgopal and Brenda Breslauer, NBC News

Police keep using ‘excited delirium’ to justify brutality. It’s junk science. Méabh O’Hare, Joshua Budhu, and Altaf Saadi, Washington Post

As George Floyd Died, Officer Wondered About “Excited Delirium” Alysia Santo, The Marshall Project

Officer Who Pressed His Knee on George Floyd’s Neck Drew Scrutiny Long Before Kim Barker and Serge F. Kovaleski, New York Times

New Mexico’s thin blurred line Kalen Goodluck, High Country News

We’re Re-examining How We Portray Cops Onscreen. Now It’s Time to Talk About Superheroes Eliana Dockterman, Time

Gee, Officer: Why Are There So Few Plays About Cops? Helen Shaw, New York Magazine