PM Stories

In Florida, the Gutting of a Landmark Law Leaves Few Felons Likely to Vote Lawrence Mower and Langston Taylor, ProPublica

The Courts Have Blessed a Modern-Day Jelly Bean Test in Florida Leah C. Aden, Slate

The Frustrations of Fighting for Compassionate Release Under the First Step Act Sarah E. Ryan, The Crime Report

Thousands of Sick Federal Prisoners Sought Compassionate Release. 98 Percent Were Denied. Keri Blakinger and Joseph Neff, The Marshall Project

12 Oregon Prisoners Killed by COVID, Over 1,000 Inmates Across State Infected Ana de Liz, Newsweek

Federal Judges Were Once All Reliably Bad On Prisoners’ Rights Issues. COVID-19 Changed That. Samuel Weiss, The Appeal

The Pandemic Has Hindered Many of the Best Ideas for Reducing Violence Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui, New York Times

Jurors in a fire station, high school gym and the ‘Cow Palace.’ How Maryland is restarting jury trials in the pandemic. Dan Morse, Washington Post

Should NJ Legalize Marijuana? The Voters Will Decide Tracey Tully, New York Times

Trump’s top federal prosecutors are overwhelmingly white men Jake Bleiberg, Aaron Morrison, and Jim Mustian, AP News

Trump’s Favorite Texas Sheriff Faces Re-Election Amid a Spike in Deaths at His Jail Michael Barajas, Texas Observer

Inside the once-controversial trend that took over true crime TV Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times

A Filmmaker Who Sees Prison Life With Love and Complexity Ismail Muhammad, New York Times Magazine

How the Ladd Brothers Helped Rikers Island Inmates Tell Their Story In A Pandemic Isabelle Hore-Thorburn, Highsnobiety

AM Stories

The injustices facing immigrants and refugees Washington Post

How ICE Became a ‘Propaganda Machine’ for Trump Ken Klippenstein, The Nation

Federal judge halts work of Trump’s national law enforcement commission after NAACP complaint Kevin Johnson, USA Today

Gov. Newsom Vetoes Bill Funding Police Alternatives Grace Z. Li, SF Weekly

Gov. Newsom vetoes bill backed by Ventura County DA to track police officer credibility Megan Diskin, Ventura County Star

De Blasio, Cuomo clash over NYPD reform Erin Durkin, Politico

Criminal justice reforms have next to nothing to do with NYC’s shooting surge Jullian Harris-Calvin, New York Daily News

Police reform bill could bring Washington to forefront of accountability movement Mike Reicher, Seattle Times

Second grand juror in Breonna Taylor case interested in speaking out, Louisville activist says Ralph Ellis, Elizabeth Joseph, and Lauren del Valle, CNN

Cop Who Fired 16 Rounds at Breonna Taylor Said He Only Surmised That He Had Used His Gun Jacob Sullum, Reason

Texas Police Officer Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Black Man Bryan Pietsch, New York Times

‘Rhetoric without reality’ or effective policing strategy? An analysis of the relationship between community policing and police fatal force Wendy M. Koslicki, Daniel J. Lytle, Dale W. Willits, and Rachael Brooks, Journal of Criminal Justice