PM Stories

When Coronavirus Came to Sing Sing John J. Lennon, New York Magazine

Lives on the Line: Women with Incarcerated Loved Ones and the Impact of COVID-19 Behind Bars Essie Justice Group

LA County Jail Population Is Back Up Above State Overcrowding Limits Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service

Prisons and jails are rolling back free phone and video calls. They should be extending them instead Wanda Bertram, Prison Policy Initiative

The Private Georgia Immigration-Detention Facility at the Center of a Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker

The Trump Admin’s Execution Spree May Have Caused a Coronavirus Outbreak Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

Trump Prepares to Execute Christopher Vialva for a Crime He Committed as a Teenager Liliana Segura, The Intercept

Gasping For Air: Autopsies Reveal Troubling Effects Of Lethal Injection Noah Caldwell, Ailsa Chang, and Jolie Myers, NPR

The Link Between Capital Punishment, Race and Police Brutality: Report The Crime Report

The Top Contender for RBG’s Seat Has a Fundamentally Cruel Vision of the Law Mark Joseph Stern, Slate

Amy Coney Barrett, potential Supreme Court nominee, wrote influential ruling on campus sexual assault Beth Reinhard and Emma Brown, Washington Post

Congress Finally Passes Bill To Address Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Jennifer Bendery, HuffPost

Savanna’s Act, a bipartisan bill to address ‘tragic issue’ of missing and murdered Native Americans, passes US House Jessica Flores, USA Today

What it’s like fighting for the right to vote in Florida as an ex-felon Fabiola Cineas, Vox

MoMA PS1 Reopens to the Public with ‘Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration’ Cassidy George, New York Magazine

AM Stories

Crime is up. But it’s not because people are criticizing the police. Richard Rosenfeld, Washington Post

Amid ‘indescribable times,’ St. Louis homicide rate reaches historic levels Kim Bell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Justice Dept. targets Portland, New York and Seattle over protests Devlin Barrett, Washington Post

The police protection racket Ryan Cooper, The Week

Minnesota Cops Use Contact Tracing to Track Protester Networks Anthony Accurso, Criminal Legal News

A police shooting ignited unrest in Kenosha. Current and former officers say the department’s problems with race go much deeper. Robert Klemko, Washington Post

Four Louisiana police officers indicted in death of Black man with mental illness Deborah Bayliss, USA Today

California prison guard union places bull’s-eye on Black lawmaker’s photo in political ad Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

‘The Madness of Incarceration’: The Corrosive Effect of US Jails and Prisons Isidoro Rodriguez, The Crime Report

Compassionate release, once seldom used, offers some federal inmates hope Clare Hymes, CBS News

Reforming Public Defense Is Crucial For Criminal Justice Jonathan Rapping, Law360

Algorithm Helps New York Decide Who Goes Free Before Trial Corinne Ramey, Wall Street Journal