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How Criminal Justice and Police Reform Fared in the Election Lauren-Brooke Eisen and Andrew Cohen, Brennan Center for Justice

From Easing Drug Laws to Increasing Police Oversight, Criminal Justice Reform Won Big in the 2020 Election Melissa Chan, Time

George Floyd protests pave the way for police reforms at the ballot box Daphne Duret and Jessica Priest, USA Today

The national landscape on drug policy takes a dramatic turn Steve Benen, MSNBC

Yesterday’s Clean Sweep for Drug Policy Reform Suggests That Prohibition May Collapse Sooner Than Expected Jacob Sullum, Reason

SC voters usher in new wave of sheriffs after scandals. Advocates eye reforms. Joseph Cranney, Charleston Post and Courier

Portland Reelected ‘Tear Gas Ted’ – but Still Wants Police Reform Zoë Carpenter, The Nation

Holly Mitchell Wins Supervisors Race With Big Implications For Criminal Justice Reform In Los Angeles County Piper French, The Appeal

Why did so many Georgia DAs get dumped this election year? Bill Torpy, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

These Federal Prison Guards Are Desperate for Trump to Lose Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

Reimagining Criminal Justice: The Violence of Incarceration in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic Tammy Henson, The Recorder

COVID-19 outbreak at federal prison turns deadly Nolan Clay, The Oklahoman

New COVID-19 outbreak reported at Goose Creek Correctional Center, Alaska’s largest prison Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News

5 more Wisconsin prisoners die from COVID-19, bringing DOC’s total to 10 deaths Emily Hamer, Wisconsin State Journal

A Pacifist’s Plan to Survive the Violent World of Prison Ryan M. Moser, The Marshall Project

A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack Nicholas Thompson, Wired

AM Stories

Election protests across the US: National Guard activated in Portland; Trump supporters gather in Phoenix, Las Vegas N’dea Yancey-Bragg, Jordan Culver, and Chris Woodyard, USA Today

“Law & Order” in Donald Trump’s America Tim Miller, The Bulwark

Police unions enable abuse and spread destructive propaganda. It’s time we take them head on. Anthony L. Fisher, Business Insider 

‘Go after the troublemakers’ Anjali Kamat, Reveal

Philadelphia Releases 911 Calls, Body-Camera Footage in Walter Wallace Shooting Scott Calvert and Jon Kamp, Wall Street Journal

Federal agents sent to Portland to defend courthouse weren’t properly designated for role, may not have received training, report says Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian

Collision in Oakland: Move to defund police meets homicide spike Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle

What the public is getting right – and wrong – about police abolition Fabiola Cineas, Vox

Crime novelists dish on writing about cops in a moment of reckoning Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Times

More than 2,000 New Jersey inmates released to slow spread of coronavirus in prisons Wilson Wong, NBC News

‘Let’s get out of here!’: Inmates freed in NJ amid pandemic make way home after early release Joe Atmonavage and Matt Gray, NJ Advance Media

Families Fear for Inmates as COVID Spike Puts State Prisons on Lockdown (New York) Reuven Blau and Rosa Goldensohn, The City

Women Against the Odds: Talking to Filmmaker Garrett Bradley & Art Legends, the Guerrilla Girls Los Angeles Review of Books

‘Time,’ a kiss, and resilience as resistance: Why the Amazon documentary is a vessel for change Jen Yamato, Los Angeles Times