PM Stories

Live results for 2020’s criminal justice ballot initiatives German Lopez, Vox

Californians Approve an Initiative to Expand Voting Rights Kira Lerner and Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

Prop. 17, which will let parolees vote in California, is approved by voters Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times

Prop. 20, which would have toughened sentencing in criminal cases, is rejected by California voters Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times

Four More States Legalize Pot as Drug Law Overhaul Gains Traction Across Country Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Oregon decriminalizes possession of street drugs, becoming first in nation Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian

Austin and Orlando Elect Prosecutors Who Vow to Fight Mass Incarceration Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

Presumptive Travis DA Jose Garza on death penalty, women’s jail, and membership in TX state prosecutors association Keri Blakinger, Grits for Breakfast

Georgia Voters Oust DA Who Oversaw Ahmaud Arbery Investigation Sabrina Siddiqui, Wall Street Journal

George Gascón takes lead in LA County district attorney race James Queally, Los Angeles Times

The NRA and Gun Reform: The Key Races We’re Watching Daniel Nass, Kevin T. Dugan, and Tom Kutsch, The Trace

Measure J: A look at the LA County criminal justice reform proposal Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times

KY voters: Yes on rights for crime victims, no on longer terms for district judges Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader

State Question 805 results: Oklahoma votes against changing sentence enhancements Kayla Branch, The Oklahoman

In Alabama, some felons are wrongly being barred from voting Connor Sheets and Sarah Whites-Koditschek, AL.com

Where the Criminal Justice System Blocks Americans’ Right to Vote Peyton Forte, Bloomberg CityLab

Why Shouldn’t Prisoners Be Voters? Daniel A. Gross, The New Yorker

Wrongly convicted, he was on death row for decades. On Tuesday, he cast a vote for president. Darren Sands, Washington Post

AM Stories

To our next president: 10 priorities for fixing our justice system Jamira Burley, USA Today

With push for progressive DAs, elected prosecutors feel the pressure of a changing profession Anita Chabria and James Queally, Los Angeles Times

California at crossroads over district attorney role Black Voice News

José Garza Redefines ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ Michael Barajas, Texas Observer

Cops on the Ballot: PA Voters Weigh Stronger Civilian Oversight of Police Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Georgia Supreme Court Nixes Immunity Ruling That Shielded White Deputies From Murder Charges R. Robin McDonald, Daily Report

Is Chicago ready for police reform? Peter Cunningham, Chicago Sun-Times

How the US Criminal Justice System Thwarts the Right to Vote Peyton Forte, Bloomberg Law

79th prison inmate in California dies of COVID-19 Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times

COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin prison system rise again; 7 simultaneous outbreaks Emily Hamer, Wisconsin State Journal

Prison Is Even Worse When You Have a Disability Like Autism Chiara Eisner, The Marshall Project

Op-Ed: Abolish UofC’s Crime Lab South Side Weekly

‘Rendering Justice’ at African American Museum features formerly incarcerated artists Peter Crimmins, WHYY

The FBI of the National Park Service (2018) Rachel Monroe, Outside

The Love Story That Upended the Texas Prison System (2018) Ethan Watters, Texas Monthly

The Detectives Who Never Forget a Face (2016) Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker