PM Stories

Coronavirus Death Toll from US Prisons and Jails Tops 1,000 Democracy Now!

As Covid-19 cases in prisons climb, data on race remain largely obscured Eileen Guo, STAT

As fire season bears down on thirsty California, incarcerated crews prepare to battle flames T. William Wallin, San Francisco Bay View

California severely short on firefighting crews after COVID-19 lockdown at prison camps Ryan Sabalow and Jason Pohl, Sacramento Bee

Prisoners Who Fight Wildfires in California: An Insider’s Look (2015) Eli Hager, The Marshall Project

Released felons under supervision are barred from voting. Let them be heard. (North Carolina) Henderson Hill, Raleigh News and Observer

Only Native American on Death Row Set to Be Executed on August 26 Felicia Fonseca, Time

Lezmond Mitchell’s Death Sentence Is an Affront to Navajo Sovereignty Carl Slater, New York Times

The man without a name Katya Cengel, Vox

The Untold Story of the Black Marines Charged With Mutiny at Sea John Ismay, New York Times

AM Stories

Coronavirus pandemic didn’t curb fatal police shootings, ACLU report finds Erik Ortiz, NBC News

Three Ways to Fix Toxic Policing Scientific American

California police reform push could shift the national conversation Jeremy B. White and Alexander Nieves, Politico

What’s Blocking Police Reform? Call It ‘Blue Fragility’ Kalfani Turè and Senaida Sharif, The Crime Report

The Inevitable Trump-Police Union Synthesis Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

Gov. Greg Abbott, other Texas leaders want to freeze property tax revenues for cities that cut police budgets Juan Pablo Garnham and Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Assault rifles and armored trucks: Illinois police agencies have obtained $4.7 million in military gear since Trump lifted Obama’s restrictions on a federal surplus program Jennifer Smith Richards and Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune

Who should police the police? California struggles with civilian oversight of cops Nico Savidge, San Jose Mercury News

Portland’s Independent Police Review opens more than 40 investigations into alleged police misconduct at protests K. Rambo, The Oregonian

Lawsuits Show the High Cost of NYPD Abuse in the Bronx Jennifer Kelley, Amman Ahmad, Michael Forte, and David Acevedo, The Intercept

What ‘Defund The Police’ Means In A New York Neighborhood With High Homicide Rates and a History of Struggling for Justice Abigail Savitch-Lew, The Appeal

Officers Involved In Notorious Wrongful Conviction Aren’t On Prosecutor’s Do-Not-Call List Kira Lerner, The Appeal

Cops Who Charged Civil Rights Leaders With Felonies Try To Sideline Progressive Prosecutor Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPost

A police officer killed my father 27 years ago and went unpunished. It changed my life forever. Montinique Monroe, Vox