PM Stories

COVID-19 still rages in America’s prisons. Here’s how states can save lives behind bars. Jo-Ann Wallace and Tom Inglesby, USA Today

Pandemic’s Deadly Toll Behind Bars Spurs Calls For Change In US Jails And Prisons Eric Westervelt, NPR

80 percent of those who died of COVID-19 in Texas county jails were never convicted of a crime Jerusalem Demsas, Vox

Serious COVID-19 outbreak threatens hundreds at Pa. prison for medically vulnerable Joseph Darius Jaafari, Spotlight PA

El Paso County jail inmates weren’t given masks prior to one of Colorado’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post

California must reduce jail and prison populations to fight COVID-19 – and racism Bruce Western and Emily Wang, Sacramento Bee

After an incarcerated firefighter was nearly killed on the frontlines, California delivered him to ICE Sam Levin, The Guardian

The country’s longest-serving inmate for marijuana crimes will be released early, organization says Gary White, USA Today

The Ruler’s Back: Drakeo the Ruler Is Finally Free – and Ready to Talk Jeff Weiss, The Ringer

Prisoners Are Going Viral on TikTok Stevie Borrello, Daniel Fetherston, and Katherine Tutrone, Vice

A Mother’s Homicide Becomes a Son’s Passion Project in Murder on Middle Beach Glenn Garvin, Reason

Trial 4: The real-life case behind Netflix’s new true-crime series Isobel Lewis, Independent

AM Stories

The Case for Prosecuting Trump and His Cronies Matt Ford, New Republic

The Right Way to Investigate Trump Once He Leaves Office Renato Mariotti, Politico

Barr’s Decision on Voter Fraud Inflames Existing Tensions With Anticorruption Prosecutors Katie Benner, New York Times

How the Police Helped Get Biden Elected Brentin Mock, Bloomberg CityLab

Police Racked Up So Many Complaints During Summer Protests A Special Unit Was Created To Investigate Justin Laurence, Block Club Chicago

Officials say 8 Chicago officers were stripped of their powers following hundreds of complaints about police conduct during summer protests Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

Black officers say Columbus, Ohio, police prejudice isn’t limited to civilians: They’re battling it, too Elliot C. McLaughlin, CNN

For Detective Sgt. Heather Taylor, SLMPD’s Racism Was Her Toughest Case Danny Wicentowski, Riverfront Times

Thousands watched a man live-stream his own fatal police shooting. The officer won’t be charged. Timothy Bella, Washington Post

Editorial: Appoint the sheriff? Remove the sheriff? LA County needs to start asking questions Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

In liberal California, Black Lives Matter protests in some towns meet with ‘scary’ backlash Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Protests put police under new scrutiny. TV cops, too. Leonard Greene, New York Daily News

How SWAT will respond to the Black Lives Matter movement Lynette Rice, Entertainment Weekly