PM Stories

A Plea from Federal Death Row: ‘We Need You to Raise Your Voices’ Billie Allen, The Nation

Trump Admin Set to Execute 10 Federal Inmates in 2020 – More Than Any President in a Single Year Khaleda Rahman, Newsweek

Editorial: DA-elect George Gascón’s ban on new death sentences is a welcome change Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

Prisons and jails have become a ‘public health threat’ during the pandemic, advocates say Cid Standifer and Frances Stead Sellers, Washington Post

Federal Prisons Keep Turning Into COVID Nightmares: ‘Everyone Looks Like Death’ Keegan Hamilton, Vice

Pennsylvania prisons face a deadly ‘full-blown resurgence’ of COVID-19 Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Only five New Yorkers released from prison through medical parole since the start of the pandemic Chelsia Rose Marcius, New York Daily News

Tears, Hugs and Fresh Clothes: New Jersey Prisoners Rejoice at Release Tracey Tully, Nate Schweber, and Kevin Armstrong, New York Times

Another 1,200 inmates will be released next month. And reentry is still broken Editorial Board, Newark Star-Ledger

Behind Bars, Florida’s Prisoners Cheer Biden’s Election Victory Hannah Phillips, WUFT

Will Drug Legalization Leave Black People Behind? Wilbert L. Cooper and Christie Thompson, The Marshall Project

Abolitionists Want You to Imagine a Better World Beyond the Ballot Box Mon Mohapatra and Rachel Foran, Harper’s Bazaar

‘Trial 4’ Review: Saga of a Scapegoat John Anderson, Wall Street Journal

An American mystery endures in HBO Max’s The Mystery Of DB Cooper trailer Randall Colburn, AV Club

AM Stories

A Battle Between the Two Souls of America Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic

Police Unions Are Losing The War on Criminal Justice Reform Jay Willis, The Appeal

What A Biden Administration May Do To Change Policing Martin Kaste, NPR

Mental Health Crisis Teams Will Replace Cops in NYC Pilot Program Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

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

DA-Elect George Gascón Meets with Black Lives Matter, Promises To Review Old Police Shootings LAist

LA’s incoming district attorney George Gascón on accountability and police officers’ use of force Steve Chiotakis, KCRW

Texas Democrats press for more checks on how police use deadly force Raga Justin, Houston Chronicle

Police Terror Won’t End With the Trump Administration Chris Gelardi, The Nation

A little known private company has an outsize role writing policies for police departments Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune

DeSantis pushes expansion of Stand Your Ground law as part of ‘anti-mob’ crackdown Ana Ceballos and David Ovalle, Miami Herald

Houston reaches highest murder total in more than a decade Nicole Hensley, Houston Chronicle

With Violence Rising, Philadelphia Is Fighting a State Ban on Local Gun Laws Brian Freskos, The Trace