PM Stories

After Years of Protests Every Wednesday, LA Activists Welcome a New DA Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker

How George Gascón unseated LA County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey Priya Krishnakumar and Iris Lee, Los Angeles Times

Private Prison Stocks Drop as the Reality of Biden’s Win Sinks In Madison Pauly, Mother Jones

“The Chaos May End”: How DHS Employees Are Reacting To Biden’s Win Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News

Republicans and Democrats Agree: End the War on Drugs Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

Florida’s new bloc of felon voters didn’t decide the election. Some say that’s good. Lawrence Mower, Miami Herald

How Utah’s criminal justice reform fell short in some officials’ eyes Annie Knox, Deseret News

A Tragic Link: Drugs and Rising Women’s Incarceration Tiana Herring, The Crime Report

COVID and Corrections: A Profile of COVID Deaths in Custody in Texas Michele Deitch, Alycia Welch, William Bucknell, and Destiny Moreno, University of Texas

Coronavirus outbreak in Alaska’s largest prison accelerates Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News

Aurora ICE detention center’s COVID-19 outbreak grows more than 60% since September Meg Wingerter, Denver Post

Eric Warner Improved His Life – Then San Quentin’s COVID-19 Outbreak Took It Pendarvis Harshaw, KQED

What Makes the Difference Between Getting Out of Prison and Staying Out? Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

How A 1969 Murder At Harvard Turned Into A Cold Case And A ‘Cautionary Tale’ Maureen Corrigan, NPR

Netflix’s true crime doc ‘Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta?’ has already sparked debates Daniella Scott, Cosmopolitan

AM Stories

Voters around the US approve local police reform measures Safia Samee Ali, NBC News

Philly voters approve ballot questions on police oversight panel, stop-and-frisk Darryl C. Murphy, WHYY

Vote on King County sheriff presents opening for police reform David Kroman, Crosscut

How ‘Defund the Police’ Roiled Competitive Races in New York Luis Ferré-Sadurní and Jesse McKinley, New York Times

Voters Say Black Lives Matter Protests Were Important. They Disagree On Why. Sabrina Tavernise and John Eligon, New York Times

Democratic Whip James Clyburn: ‘Defund the police’ cost Democrats seats, hurt Black Lives Matter movement Matthew Brown, USA Today

The Misunderstood Math of Defunding the Police Girard Miller, Governing

How to De-Trumpify the Justice Department Ankush Khardori, New Republic

After Trump’s Defeat, His Supporters Held A Heavily Armed Pity Party Christopher Mathias, HuffPost

Increasingly normal: Guns seen outside vote-counting centers Tim Sullivan and Adam Geller, AP News

Arkansas police chief resigns after calling for violence against Democrats Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN

A tainted Baltimore cop helped bring down a violent drug gang. Now Piru Bloods members want a new trial. Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun

When Going to the Hospital Is Just as Bad as Jail Christie Thompson, The Marshall Project