PM Stories

Will California Voters Blaze a New Path on Bail Reform? Adrian Garcia, The Crime Report

California Might Become the First State to Abolish Cash Bail. Why Are Some Progressives Worried? Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Joe Biden Should Stop Bragging About the Violence Against Women Act Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason

Will Concerns About Domestic Violence Derail Sentencing Reform in Oklahoma? Zoë Carpenter, The Nation

Lax Masking, Short Quarantines, Ignored Symptoms: Inside a Prison Coronavirus Outbreak in ‘Disbeliever Country’ Jermaine Archer, Cecil Myers, Eric Manners, and Lisa Armstrong, The Marshall Project

‘I think I am going to die’: Inside a coronavirus outbreak at a NJ federal prison Joe Atmonavage, NJ Advance Media

How Texas Jails Avoid Investigations of Inmate Deaths Arya Sundaram, Texas Observer

The Many Abuses at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia Eesha Pandit, The Nation

Number of Women Alleging Misconduct by ICE Gynecologist Nearly Triples John Washington and José Olivares, The Intercept

More Than 40 Immigrants Have Died In ICE Custody In The Past Four Years. Here Are Thousands Of Records About What Happened. Kendall Taggart, Hamed Aleaziz, and Jason Leopold, BuzzFeed News

500,000 Kids, 30 Million Hours: Trump’s Vast Expansion of Child Detention Anna Flagg and Andrew R. Calderón, The Marshall Project

Illinois high court upholds 130-year sentence for juvenile offender Sarah Mansur, Herald & Review

He Did Not Commit the Crime. Yet He Served 44 Years in Prison. Jason Flom, Esquire

Wholesome Halloween fun from the state prison system? Ken Herman, Austin American-Statesman

This Lawyer Works to Free Incarcerated Victims of the War on Drugs. It All Started With Her Mom’s Arrest. Tyler Hicks, Texas Monthly

AM Stories

Defund Your Local Sheriff? Police Reform on Ballots Nationwide Alan Greenblatt, Governing

Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign Claudia Lauer, Aamer Madhani, and Robert Bumsted, Washington Post

Overnight curfew lifted in Philly as tensions over the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. continue Mike Newall and Chris Palmer, Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly City Council bill aims to curb police stops of Black drivers for minor infractions Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Police de-escalation training gaining renewed clout as law enforcement seeks to reduce killings Tom Jackman and Dan Morse, Washington Post

New DOJ Standards for Certifying Police Agencies Include Chokehold Ban The Crime Report

Police, criminal justice reform bills prompted by demonstrations set to become Virginia law Mel Leonor, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Los Angeles City, County Debut Response Teams For Mental Health Incidents NBC Los Angeles

Nearly 1,000 instances of police brutality recorded in US anti-racism protests Tobi Thomas, Adam Gabbatt, and Caelainn Barr, The Guardian

Lawsuits Over Protest Brutality Pile Up, Adding to Cities’ Police Costs Fola Akinnibi, Bloomberg CityLab

Watchdog’s Report Finds Racial Disparities In LAPD Traffic Stops LAist

How Cops Who Use Force and Even Kill Can Hide Their Names From the Public Kenny Jacoby and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica

New York City Community Confronts Impact of NYPD Budget Cuts Emma Tucker, Wall Street Journal

Police Pin a Rise in Murders on an Unusual Suspect: Covid Thomas Fuller and Tim Arango, New York Times