PM Stories

What’s Keeping Thousands in Prison During COVID-19 Taryn A. Merkl and Brooks Weinberger, Brennan Center for Justice

Letters From ICE Detainees Expose Desperate Prison Conditions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Cora Currier, The Intercept

A Rare Look Inside Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Draws Legal Threats Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times

Some 2,000 inmates could be eligible for parole if MS governor signs prison reform bill Jimmie E. Gates, Mississippi Clarion Ledger

Early Jail Releases During Pandemic Didn’t Lead to Crime Spike: Study Nancy Bilyeau, The Crime Report

It’s long past time to let incarcerated citizens vote Lucy Lang, Washington Post

LeBron James joins push to turn out ex-felon vote in Florida Gary Fineout, Politico

Honolulu’s Prosecutor Race Could Flip Hawaii’s Punitive Culture Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

Where Honolulu’s Prosecutor Candidates Stand On Criminal Justice Reform Christina Jedra, Honolulu Civil Beat

New Orleans DA Leon Cannizzaro says he won’t run again, ending era and controversial career Matt Sledge and John Simerman, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Chicago City Council Votes To Partially Reform Its Notoriously Harsh Vehicle Impound Program CJ Ciaramella, Reason

In Stockton, a Powerful Program to Prevent Violence (California) Betty Márquez Rosales, New York Times

Witnesses to the Execution Keri Blakinger and Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project

A Half-Century Later, Police Identify a Homicide Suspect and His Victim Michael Levenson, New York Times

AM Stories

Minnesota Governor Signs Floyd-Inspired Police Reform Bill Andy Monserud, Courthouse News

This City Stopped Sending Police to Every 911 Call Christie Thompson, The Marshall Project

Baltimore’s Violence Interrupters Confront Shootings, the Coronavirus, and Corrupt Cops Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg, The Intercept

In Portland, Questions Swirl Around Local Police’s Coordination With Federal Officers Arun Gupta, The Intercept

Judge Rejects Oregon’s Bid to Stop Federal Agents in Unmarked Cars Arresting Protesters Daniel Politi, Slate

The Federal Response to Protests Extends Far Beyond Portland Ken Klippenstein, The Nation

Philadelphia’s Top Prosecutor Is Prepared to Arrest Federal Agents Brentin Mock, Bloomberg

Is It Time to Defund the Department of Homeland Security? Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker

What It’s Like To Work in the Portland Jail During the George Floyd Protests Nancy Rommelmann, Reason

“All of Us Inside Have Cried Out” Michael J. Moore, The Marshall Project 

True Crime Podcasts at the Intersection of Race Phoebe Lett, New York Times