PM Stories

Justice on the Ballot 2020 Brennan Center for Justice

On Criminal Justice, Trump and Biden Are Running Against Their Own Records CJ Ciaramella, Reason

Bureau of Justice Statistics reporting that, as of end of 2019, “US imprisonment rate at its lowest since 1995.” Sentencing Law and Policy

Court orders San Quentin prison to sharply cut inmate population after COVID outbreak Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

NJ will release more than 2,000 prisoners next month. Who is eligible to get out early under new law? Who is not? Blake Nelson, NJ Advance Media

Michigan Lifers Are Organizing Their Families to Vote Marcia Brown, The Appeal

Family of Tennessee death row inmate awaits ‘miracle’ as 11th hour DNA test underway Katherine Burgess, Memphis Commercial Appeal

Two Black men sentenced to life as teens to be freed. But should LA County DA have reviewed convictions earlier? James Queally, Los Angeles Times

A Wisconsin teen’s death behind bars reveals how children get trapped in the justice system – and how we can stop the cycle Rory Linnane, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

ID Films To Premiere Documentary Feature ‘The Witmans,’ An Exposé Of The Juvenile Criminal Justice System Denise Petski, Deadline

To Build a Future Without Police and Prisons, We Have to Imagine It First Walidah Imarisha, OneZero

AM Stories

The Dystopian Police State the Trump Administration Wants Phillip Atiba Goff, New York Times

How Gun Culture and the Government Fell Back in Love Suzanne Schneider, Mother Jones

What Is a Militia? And Why Is the Word So Controversial These Days? Neil MacFarquhar, New York Times

Study finds no crime increase in cities that adopted ‘sanctuary’ policies, despite Trump claims Nick Miroff, Washington Post

AP finds most arrested in protests aren’t leftist radicals Alanna Durkin Richer, Colleen Long, and Michael Balsamo, AP News

Does Palantir See Too Much? Michael Steinberger, New York Times

Compton residents feel under siege from Sheriff’s Department and are demanding reforms Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times

LA’s Ryu-Raman council race reflects wider battle over policing among Democrats and the left David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times

Black or blue: the complex double-lives of Oakland’s Black police officers Akintunde Ahmad, The Guardian

Louisville Police Officer Says Breonna Taylor Shooting Was ‘Not A Race Thing’ Brakkton Booker, NPR

A Cop Involved In Breonna Taylor’s Killing Said She’d Be Alive If Police Barged In Sooner. That’s “Outrageous,” Experts Said. Tasneem Nashrulla, BuzzFeed News

Derek Chauvin’s Third-Degree Murder Charge Dropped in Connection to George Floyd’s Death Meghan Roos, Newsweek

A mental health crisis and the limits of police response David Kroman, Crosscut