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Former attorneys general: Criminal justice reform vital to slow spread of COVID-19 Loretta Lynch and Alberto Gonzales, USA Today

Warren, Durbin slam government’s ‘failing’ efforts to contain coronavirus in federal prisons Kim Bellware, Washington Post

COVID-19 cases explode at Utah State Prison in Draper Lee Davidson, Salt Lake Tribune

Women’s prison ravaged by COVID, fear Christian Boone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Judge Ordered Him Released From Prison Due To COVID-19 Concerns. He Died Of The Disease Two Months Later In ICE Custody. Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News

Prison Labor Is on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic Eliyahu Kamisher, The Appeal

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Policing, Probation, Juvenile Justice Reforms Scott Shackford, Reason

NY Push To Nix Court Fines, Fees Could Spread Nationwide Anna Sanders, Law360

Criminal Justice Reform Takes Center Stage in New Orleans DA Race Jenn Bentley, Big Easy Magazine

Eligible, but excluded: A guide to removing the barriers to jail voting Ginger Jackson-Gleich and Rev. Dr. S. Todd Yeary, Prison Policy Initiative

Maine Hires Lawyers With Criminal Records to Defend Its Poorest Residents Samantha Hogan, ProPublica

The Death-in-Life of Benjamin Reid (1962) William Styron, Esquire

The Aftermath of Benjamin Reid (1962) William Styron, Esquire

AM Stories

Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Audio Reveals Conflicting Accounts of Fatal Raid Will Wright, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, and John Eligon, New York Times

It Sure Looks Like Daniel Cameron Lied About Breonna Taylor’s Killing Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

Justice for Breonna Taylor means transforming the society and the systems that killed her Cassia Herron and Aja Holston-Barber, Louisville Courier Journal

Why Won’t Democratic Mayors Crack Down on the Cops? Daniel Moattar, Mother Jones

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti shifts support to George Gascón in contentious DA’s race James Queally, Los Angeles Times

Police Reform Takes Center Stage at Los Angeles DA Debate Nathan Solis, Courthouse News

A mentally ill man, a heavily armed teenager and the night Kenosha burned Robert Klemko and Greg Jaffe, Washington Post

We Spent A Year Investigating Police Dogs. Here Are Six Takeaways. Ashley Remkus, The Marshall Project

Policing Studies Measure Benefits to Crime Reduction – But Not Social Costs John Pfaff, The Appeal

True Police Reform Lies In Rooting Out Bad Laws, Experts Say Kevin Penton, Law360

Activists On How To Sustain Movement Against Police Brutality NPR

‘Cops’ resumes production after cancellation at Paramount Network Nate Day, Fox