PM Stories

Rikers Island Worker Blows Whistle On COVID-19 Risk In Infamous New York Jail Jessica Schulberg, Huffington Post

Coronavirus cases, deaths at San Quentin prison blamed on mismanagement Jacob Ward, NBC News

An inmate tested positive for COVID-19. Prison staff housed him with uninfected inmates, he says Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times

23 Ohio Death Row Inmates Test Positive For Coronavirus CBS

Thousands are in limbo as Philly courts remain mostly stalled by coronavirus: ‘It’s just been mass confusion’ Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Virtual Hearings Have Created A ‘Caste System’ In America’s Courts Elizabeth Brico, The Appeal

Youth Corrections Chiefs, Prosecutors Call for Shutting ‘Inhumane’ Youth Prisons Michael Gelb, The Crime Report

Gov. JB Pritzker lays out plan to overhaul state’s juvenile justice system, shift to smaller, ‘community-based’ regional facilities Jamie Munks, Chicago Tribune

Ruling renews fairness debate in Boston Marathon bomber case Jim Mustian and Wilson Ring, AP News

Why was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence overturned? Milton J. Valencia and Tonya Alanez, Boston Globe

Imprisoned for nearly 50 years, man convicted of murder as a teen is free, seeks new trial Shelley Murphy, Boston Globe

‘I’ll Be Gone In The Dark’ And The Psychological Ramifications Of A True Crime Obsession Leigh Blickley, Huffington Post

AM Stories

As More Federal Agents Enter American Cities, Local Leaders Can’t Keep Them In Line Simone Weichselbaum, The Marshall Project

How the DHS Can Still Arrest Journalists in Portland Ken Klippenstein, The Nation

All Police Can Be Secret Police Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

Our criminal justice system must be free from systemic racism. As a former prosecutor, I know it isn’t. Chris M. Mattei, Hartford Courant

‘Perfect storm’: Defund the police, COVID-19 lead to biggest police budget cuts in decade Kevin Johnson and Kristine Phillips, USA Today

New Jersey, Connecticut Weigh Reforms on Police Accountability, Use of Force The Crime Report

California considers strict ‘George Floyd’ law to punish police who fail to intervene Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Activists Push for Community-Led Gun Violence Prevention in a Southern City Scarred by Racist Policing Chris Brownlee, The Trace

As violence surges, Chicago police try a new version of an old solution. Can it work? Dan Hinkel and Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

No Charges for Ferguson Officer Who Killed Michael Brown, New Prosecutor Says John Eligon, New York Times

Six years later, Bell reviews Michael Brown case, reaches same conclusion as DOJ Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Data doesn’t support De Blasio, NYPD claim that shooting surge is due to court shutdown Craig McCarthy and Julia Marsh, New York Post