PM Stories

The Federal Bureau of Prisons response to the coronavirus has been disastrous and deadly Natalie Chwalisz, Washington Post

As Bureau of Prisons Enters “Phase 9” Of COVID-19 Plan, BOP Staff Wonder If There Is A Real Plan Walter Pavlo, Forbes

Jails and prisons have reduced their populations in the face of the pandemic, but not enough to save lives Emily Widra and Peter Wagner, Prison Policy Initiative

“I Had Hit The Lottery”: Inmates Desperate To Get Out Of Prisons Hit Hard By The Coronavirus Are Racing To Court Zoe Tillman, BuzzFeed News

Inside the federal prison where three out of every four inmates have tested positive for coronavirus (Texas) Casey Tolan, Nelli Black, and Drew Griffin, CNN

The only Texas prison reporting zero coronavirus cases is where inmates make soap. But that’s not what’s credited with protecting it. Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

California prison workers file grievance alleging unsafe conditions to prevent coronavirus outbreaks Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle

San Quentin State Prison guard dies from coronavirus Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times

The coronavirus is spiking in California’s youth prisons. So why isn’t the state letting young prisoners out? Joaquin Palomino and Cynthia Dizikes, San Francisco Chronicle

Nearly 11,000 Florida inmates hit by COVID-19 Orlando Weekly

Many who have died of COVID-19 in Florida’s prisons were eligible for parole Grace Toohey, Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Prosecutor Race Plays Out In The Shadow Of Florida’s Retaliation Against Reform Samantha Schuyler, The Appeal 

Hawaii Imprisons Native Islanders at Astonishing Rates. This Election Could Start to Change That. Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Joe Arpaio Loses Arizona Primary to Reclaim His Old Job as Sheriff Hank Stephenson, New York Times

Flimsy plastic knives, a single microwave, and empty popcorn bags: How 50 inmates inside a Michigan prison prepared a feast to celebrate the life of George Floyd Tana Ganeva, The Counter

Justice Should Be Blind’: An Ethicist’s Case for Decarceration Brian Watt and Lakshmi Sarah, KQED

AM Stories

In Chicago, Federal Agents Hit the Streets as Homicides Spike Erin Ailworth and Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Federal push in Chicago begins to show up in new gun cases, some bypassing Cook County prosecutors Megan Crepeau, Jason Meisner, and Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

Feds expand officer deployments to Memphis, St. Louis in anti-violence push Kevin Johnson and Kristine Phillips, USA Today

Federal officers may be leaving Portland, but federal charges will linger for many Adam Taylor, Washington Post

Utah Protesters Face Charges With Potential Life Sentence New York Times

‘I’m Not Scared’: She Faces Life in Prison After Allegedly Buying Red Protest Paint Kelly Weill, Daily Beast

Why It’s Not So Simple To Arrest The Cops Who Shot Breonna Taylor Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project

Police Unions Sue New York City Over Chokehold Ban Shan Li and Ben Chapman, Wall Street Journal

Private Company Moves to Profit From New York’s Police Reforms Alice Speri, The Intercept

Sheriff Apologizes to Family of Inmate Who Died After Being Restrained Azi Paybarah, New York Times

Who Was Behind the Largest Mass Arrest in US History? Lawrence Roberts, New York Times