PM Stories

COVID-19 in Prisons Is Far Worse Than Previously Thought, Data Trackers Say Tyler Hicks, Truthout

The Trump Administration Is Getting Sued Over COVID Exploding in Prisons Emma Ockerman, Vice

Murphy signs bill to release thousands of NJ prisoners early beginning the day after Election Day Blake Nelson, NJ Advance Media

San Quentin must release or transfer half its prisoners because of lack of COVID care, court rules Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle

COVID-19 has infected more than 2,900 people in Wisconsin’s prisons. Should certain inmates be released to stop the spread? Chris Mueller, Appleton Post-Crescent

‘I signed up for a jail sentence, not a death sentence’: Escapee now seeks leniency Josh Shaffer, Raleigh News & Observer

Solitary Confinement and Mental Illness: It’s Time to Stop the Harm Jennifer Piel, The Crime Report

Study Finds People Will Spend Less Time in Jail if California Bans Cash Bail Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News

With Prop. 17, voters to decide whether parolees can vote in California Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times

Here’s what it’s like to vote from inside prison Vox

The real forgotten voter is sitting in jail Abdallah Fayyad, Boston Globe

Disenfranchisement in jails weakens our democracy Charlotte Rosen, Washington Post

Behind prison walls, cats and inmates rehabilitate each other through animal care program Jordan Erb, Indianapolis Star

Artist In Residence Creates Portraits Of Reform At The District Attorney’s Office Neda Ulaby, NPR

AM Stories

‘It is serious and intense’: white supremacist domestic terror threat looms large in US Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

‘White Supremacy’ Once Meant David Duke and the Klan. Now It Refers to Much More. Michael Powell, New York Times

Toward a Global History of White Supremacy Daniel Geary, Camilla Schofield, and Jennifer Sutton, Boston Review

US police chiefs grapple with new Election Day threat: Armed men at the polls Andrew Blankstein, Tom Winter, Brenda Breslauer, and Rich Shapiro, NBC News

US Postal Service Benches Its Police Officers Before Election Rebecca Smith, Wall Street Journal

Murphy vetoes bills requiring cops to use body cameras, citing cost and privacy concerns Blake Nelson, NJ Advance Media

How Police Unions Bully Politicians Sam Adler-Bell, New Republic

Dozens of State Police troopers remain on the force despite past illegal conduct Matt Rocheleau, Boston Globe

‘Vile, Racist Postings’ by NY Court Officers Included Obama in a Noose Jan Ransom, New York Times

Removing Cops From Behavioral Crisis Calls: ‘We Need To Change The Model’ Eric Westervelt, NPR

An Anti-Rape Movement Without Police Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

The Cycle of Punitive Justice Starts in Schools. Eric Butler Is Showing Kids and Teachers How to Break It. Adam Hochschild, Mother Jones