PM Stories

The Tortured Life And Tragic Crime Of The Only Woman On Death Row Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost

Trump Urged by Over 1,000 Advocates to Stop Execution of Federal Death Row Inmate Lisa Montgomery Khaleda Rahman, Newsweek

Trump’s record-breaking spree of federal executions could come to an end under Biden Kim Bellware, Washington Post

America’s Brutally Packed Prisons Are Slowly Emptying Justin Ling, Foreign Policy

America’s war on drugs has failed. Oregon is showing a way out. German Lopez, Vox

Since you asked: What role does drug enforcement play in the rising incarceration of women? Tiana Herring, Prison Policy Initiative

Incarcerated Texans are dying from COVID-19 at a rate 35% higher than rest of the US prison population, UT study finds Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune

COVID-19 outbreak infecting hundreds at Fort Dix is ‘escalating crisis,’ NJ senators warn Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Audit of Brooklyn federal jail claims lack of COVID-19 tests may have masked size of outbreak Stephen Rex Brown and Noah Goldberg, New York Daily News

Virus outbreak at prison prompts renewed calls to release vulnerable inmates Vernal Coleman, Boston Globe

‘A stain on our country’: ICE efforts to stop COVID-19 spread fail to protect immigrant detainees from virus Adrianna Rodriguez, USA Today

On the Language of Nonviolence and the US Criminal Justice System Michael Fischer, Lit Hub

PEN America names winners of prison writing program award ABC News

AM Stories

After Baseless Trump Claims, Barr Says DOJ Can Investigate Voter Fraud Allegations Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPost

DOJ’s election crimes chief resigns after Barr allows prosecutors to probe voter fraud claims Dartunorro Clark and Ken Dilanian, NBC News

Trump Loves to Use the Pardon Power. Is He Next? Jack Goldsmith, New York Times

US criticized for police brutality, racism at UN rights review Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

Reducing Violence Without Police: A Review of Research Evidence John Jay College

Voters Back More Police Oversight After George Floyd’s Death Ayanna Alexander, Bloomberg Government

LAPD to dramatically downsize special units, focus on patrol as budget cut shrinks force Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

LA County Board of Supervisors to Reconsider Options to Remove Sheriff Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service

NYPD’s Oversight Agency Launches Do-Over On Police Sexual Misconduct Investigations Sydney Pereira and Josefa Velásquez, Gothamist

Baltimore County is taking steps to reform its police department, but some in community remain wary Wilborn P. Nobles III, Baltimore Sun

No, Defund The Police And Medicare For All Didn’t Lead To Democratic Losses In The House Aidan Smith, The Appeal

The Law and Order Election Michael Lind, Tablet

Voting Trump Out Is Not Enough Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker

‘SWAT’ and other cop dramas are trying to tackle race. They could take a page from ‘This Is Us.’ Hank Stuever, Washington Post

Do No Harm Wondery