PM Stories

Incarceratedly Yours, COVID-19 Issue Prison Renaissance Zine Project

San Quentin tells its own COVID story Jack Herrera, Columbia Journalism Review

Care at NC jail was supposed to be ‘best in the nation.’ So why have inmates died? Danielle Battaglia, Charlotte Observer

Federal prisons resume visitation in October, 7 months after COVID-19 forced suspension Kevin Johnson, USA Today

‘Waiting and waiting:’ COVID only made Harris County’s massive backlog of murder cases worse Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle

California could soon end its dumb policy on inmate firefighters. What took so long? Erika D. Smith, Los Angeles Times

The Former Prisoners Fighting California’s Wildfires Christie Thompson, The Marshall Project

Our Nation is Fragmented Over Criminal Record Relief: Report Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

New Orleans Threatens To Defund Court Over Fines And Fees Emma Cueto, Law360

Rosenblum must end persisting injustice of nonunanimous juries Calvin Duncan, The Oregonian

Oregon Could Become the First State to Decriminalize Drugs in November Zachary A. Siegel, The Appeal

An incarcerated writer wrote a piece about apologizing to the family of the man he killed. Now the victim’s sister has responded. Taisha Lawson, Washington Post

Kamala Harris’ Tricky Balancing Act Between Top Cop and Criminal Justice Reformer Marisa Lagos and Scott Shafer, KQED

What Incarcerated Rappers Can Teach America Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic

AM Stories

A Long History of Language That Incites and Demonizes Peter Baker, New York Times

Trump’s illuminating defense of Kyle Rittenhouse Aaron Blake, Washington Post

Kyle Rittenhouse, Kenosha, and the Sheepdog Mentality Graeme Wood, The Atlantic

As clashes between armed groups and leftist protesters turn deadly, police face complaints of tolerating vigilantes Joshua Partlow and Isaac Stanley-Becker, Washington Post

White Vigilantes Have Always Had A Friend In Police Christopher Mathias, HuffPost

Inside The Dangerous Online Fever Swamps Of American Police Jesselyn Cook and Nick Robins-Early, HuffPost

The FBI warned for years that police are cozy with the far right. Is no one listening? Mike German, The Guardian

Police PR machine under scrutiny for inaccurate reporting, alleged pro-cop bias Maya Lau, Los Angeles Times

Officer alleges LAPD had quotas, silenced whistleblowers in gang-labeling scandal Kevin Rector and Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times

Highway ‘stop-and-frisk’: How Pennsylvania state troopers conduct illegal traffic searches Joseph Darius Jaafari and Joshua Vaugh, Philadelphia Inquirer

California passes some modest police oversight bills, but other measures fall short Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Playing Good Cop Rebecca Onion, Slate

Capturing the Police The Verge