PM Stories

Covid-19 Is Turning Prison Terms into Death Sentences Lauren-Brooke Eisen and Ruth Sangree, Brennan Center for Justice

Frail inmates could be sent home to prevent the spread of covid-19. Instead, some are dying in federal prisons. Justin Wm. Moyer and Neena Satija, Washington Post

As Coronavirus Deaths Spike in Prisons, Americans Want Offenders Moved Out Chantal Da Silva, Newsweek

Prison Reform Bills Will Offer Early Release, End Mandatory Minimum Sentences (New Jersey) Colleen O’Dea, NJ Spotlight

Protesters call for release of inmates at risk of COVID at Fort Worth federal prison Emerson Clarridge, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Oklahoma moves toward phasing out private prisons Keaton Ross, The Oklahoman

Disregarding the Virus and Victims’ Families, Trump Rushes to Execute as Many People as Possible Liliana Segura, The Intercept

A Vast Racial Gap in Death Penalty Cases, New Study Finds Adam Liptak, New York Times

Law to Reduce Crack Cocaine Sentences Leaves Some Imprisoned Hailey Fuchs, New York Times

How to Tell If Your DA is ‘Progressive’ Michael Gelb, The Crime Report

The good ol’ sheriff (Georgia) Stephanie McCrummen, Washington Post

How Joe Arpaio’s Fate in Arizona Could Be a Window Into Trump’s Hank Stephenson, New York Times

AM Stories

Playing War While Dressed to Kill in Portland Andrew McCormick, The Nation

With No Federal Agents on Streets, Portland Protests Turn Largely Peaceful Alicia A. Caldwell, Wall Street Journal

Portland protesters have almost no interaction with state police as thousands gather downtown Adam Taylor, Washington Post

‘Is There Going to Be Another Portland?’ Zack Stanton, Politico

The Problem With “Community Policing” Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law, Slate

Why Police Should Embrace Communities – Not Shut Them Out (2018) Cedric Alexander, The Marshall Project

The Secretive Source of Cash Police Unions Use to Block Reform Real News Network

These Remarks Might Get a Police Chief Fired. Not in New York. Emma G. Fitzsimmons, New York Times

The NYPD Took a Step Toward Fascism When It Kidnapped Nikki Stone Tiffany Cabán, The Nation

Seattle City Council members propose police layoffs but say they can’t defund by 50% right away Daniel Beekman, Seattle Times

LA County deputy alleges ‘Executioner’ gang dominates Compton sheriff station Alene Tchekmedyian and Maya Lau, Los Angeles Times

How long does it take to finish an investigation into a pathetic Philadelphia detective? Too long. Helen Ubiñas, Philadelphia Inquirer

Many Americans Are Convinced Crime Is Rising In The US. They’re Wrong. Maggie Koerth and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight