PM Stories

How 2020 voters could change the criminal justice system, in 6 ballot measures German Lopez, Vox

How NJ Broke Ground With ‘COVID Time’ for Inmates Amid Justice Reform Push Suzette Parmley, New Jersey Law Journal

The Virginia legislature just achieved good criminal justice reforms. But there’s a long way to go. Editorial Board, Washington Post

California Could End Cash Bail. But is This Alternative Any Better? Lauren Lee White, The Appeal

Uncovering the Hidden $372 Billion Cost of Our Criminal Justice System Wes Moore, Time Magazine

Prisoners Won The Right To Stimulus Checks. Some Prisons Are Standing In The Way. Keri Blakinger and Joseph Neff, The Marshall Project

Science Group Urges COVID-19 Incarceration Slowdown Nancy Bilyeau, The Crime Report

COVID-19 Surge Strikes Two New York Prisons Shan Li, Wall Street Journal

Medical Expert: Inadequate Mental Health Care Directly Contributed To Inmate Suicides In Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins, KJZZ

Trump’s Obsession With the Death Penalty Will Culminate Just After the Election Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

After justices flip flop, some notorious Miami killers may be bound for Death Row again David Ovalle, Miami Herald

“It’s the Most Outrageous Thing I’ve Ever Seen. It Makes No Sense.” Michael Hall, Texas Monthly

Jason Flom, The Music Executive With An Ear For Injustice Andrew Limbong, NPR

2 Murders 3 Decades Ago. A Podcaster and a TV Producer Dig In. Kate Tuttle, New York Times

Making Art Against the Backdrop of Incarceration Erica Cardwell, Hyperallergic

AM Stories

What Really Happened With the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury? Angelina Chapin and Bridget Read, New York Magazine

Breonna Taylor grand jury wasn’t given chance to weigh homicide charges, juror says Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier Journal

‘She didn’t deserve to die’: Louisville officer involved in Breonna Taylor case speaks out Darcy Costello and Tessa Duvall, Louisville Courier Journal

Calls to restrict police use of projectiles on crowds renewed after latest LA injuries Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Sheriff’s Department defied court orders to name deputies with histories of misconduct. It was a costly decision Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times

New Bill Seeks To Reduce Police Violence Against People With Mental Illness Igor Bobic, HuffPost

DOJ Unveils New Initiative To Help Police Departments, Offers Aid To Minneapolis Brakkton Booker, NPR

In a year of unexpected tragedy and turmoil, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown sought to reshape his department Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

San Francisco’s ‘CAREN Act,’ making racially biased 911 calls illegal, is one step closer to becoming a law Alisha Ebrahimji and Amanda Jackson, CNN

You know George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s stories. 10 years after his death, you should also know DJ Henry’s. Cody Shepard and Joel Shannon, USA Today

Journalists Should Stop Relying on Cops’ Lies Ravi Mangla, Jacobin Magazine

Angela Davis Still Believes America Can Change Nelson George, New York Times Magazine