PM Stories

Today Marks the Start of a Truly Terrifying Supreme Court Term Elie Mystal, The Nation

5 Supreme Court Access To Justice Cases To Watch Emma Cueto, Law360

‘Real Change’: A Race Is On to Register Ex-Felons in Florida Patricia Mazzei, New York Times

Voting nearly impossible for eligible voters behind bars Rebecca Boone, AP News

Whether or Not You’re Able to Vote in Jail May Come Down to Where You’re Incarcerated Madeleine Carlisle and Lissandra Villa, Time

For Inmates With COVID-19, Anxiety and Isolation Make Prison ‘Like A Torture Chamber’ Simone Popperl, Emma Talkoff, and Noel King, NPR

Otay Mesa detainees say shift of health services to private contractor complicates care Kate Morrissey, Los Angeles Times

Could Pandemic Jail Reforms Turn Permanent in Colorado? The Crime Report

Solitary Refinement: Navigating the pandemic in courts, jails may have produced a cure for stalled justice reform in Colorado Quincy Snowdon, Sentinel

Pushed Out of Hospitals by COVID, Anti-Violence Programs Try to Adapt Jennifer Mascia, The Trace

One Chicago community endures virus, violence and turmoil Sharon Cohen, Washington Post

Judge Overturns Murder Conviction, Citing ‘Racial Animus’ in Prosecutors’ Emails Michael Levenson, New York Times

Why Mass Incarceration Matters: Rethinking Crisis, Decline, and Transformation in Postwar American History Heather Ann Thompson, Journal of American History

Abolition Is Not Merely a Demand, But a Long-Term Struggle Erica R. Meiners, Truthout

AM Stories

A door busted open. A chaotic scene. A life taken. What the Breonna Taylor grand jury audio reveals Ray Sanchez, CNN

Attorneys for Breonna Taylor’s family ask Kentucky governor to appoint new special prosecutor Bill Hutchinson, ABC News

Special Report: How US Justice Department disarmed its police reform effort John Shiffman and Brad Heath, Reuters

To Hold Police Accountable, Ax the Arbitrators Editorial Board, New York Times

Progressive prosecutors aim to change the criminal justice system from the inside Candace Smith, Jake Lefferman, and Allie Yang, ABC News

San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Talks Criminal Justice Reform Davis Vanguard

Colorado governor to mass-pardon 2,700-plus marijuana convictions Saja Hindi, Denver Post

In Midst of Coronavirus, Let’s Redouble Our Efforts to End Incarceration for Girls Hannah Green and Jessica Nowlan, The Imprint

Federal Prisons Will Let Inmates Have Visitors During Pandemic Maura Turcotte and Libby Seline, New York Times

NYC courts pose severe coronavirus risk to public and workers, new safety report says Molly Crane-Newman, New York Daily News

Panel Recommends Broad Measures to Thwart COVID in Criminal Justice System Cameron Langford, Courthouse News

How to Get Away With Murder Charles Duhigg, Slate

Being a Prison Firefighter Taught Me to Save Lives Rasheed Lockheart with Christie Thompson, The Marshall Project

AIA New York Calls on Architects to Stop Designing Criminal Justice Facilities Tim Nelson, Architectural Digest