PM Stories

Fewer Americans Call for Tougher Criminal Justice System Megan Brenan, Gallup

After California restores felon voting rights, activists see growing national trend Natalia Abrahams, NBC News

The Widening Rural-Urban Divide in Criminal Justice Marc Levin, The Crime Report

The COVID-19 Outbreak In Mass. Prisons Exposes A Larger Human Rights Crisis Sarah Laughlin, WBUR

Lori Loughlin’s Dublin prison faces ‘dangerous’ COVID-19 outbreak Martha Ross, San Jose Mercury News

At Least 231 People Have Died In Texas Jails And Prisons From COVID-19, Study Finds Lulu Garcia-Navarro, NPR

Incarcerated Texans enlisted to work in county morgue as COVID-19 deaths overwhelm El Paso Alana Rocha, Texas Tribune

Harris County Jail keeps COVID-19 tamped down, but anxiety remains Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle

ACLU, DOC Sign Agreement For How To Treat Prisoners During The Pandemic Allison Sherry, Colorado Public Radio

Illinois Could Drastically Reduce Its Prison Population Without Seeing Crime Increase, New Report Says Patrick Smith, WBEZ

Seattle’s New Theory of Crime Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal

Only One Prosecutor Has Ever Been Jailed for Misconduct Leading to a Wrongful Conviction Innocence Project

Grandfather serving 505-year sentence ordered to be released ‘without delay’ Scott Glover, CNN

Tennessee man freed after nearly 15 years in prison for wrongful murder conviction Stefan Sykes, NBC News

Essential Work: Designing the End to Mass Incarceration Pendarvis Harshaw, KQED

AM Stories

After a summer of protest, Americans voted for policing and criminal justice reform Mark Berman and Tom Jackman, Washington Post

Police reform was a big winner this election Rachel Ramirez, Vox

Will Biden Satisfy Black Activists on Police Reform? The Crime Report

‘This is a blank canvas’: Creating Philly’s new Citizens Police Oversight Commission Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Dallas Police Department To Implement Tracking System Aimed At Identifying Potential Officer Misconduct Caroline Vandergriff, CBS DFW

Police departments still want new military equipment despite calls to ‘defund’ them Hayes Brown, MSNBC

Another protester files suit over APD’s use of ‘less-lethal’ rounds. That’s the second this week. Andrew Weber, Austin Monitor

‘What Happened in Austin’: Lawyers Expect ‘Tsunami of Injury Cases’ After Black Lives Matter Protests Angela Morris, Texas Lawyer

Baltimore expected to pay $8 million to settle Gun Trace Task Force lawsuit, eclipsing amount in Freddie Gray case Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun

How police handled a DC stabbing is yet another sign of how law enforcement favors extremist group Proud Boys Will Carless, USA Today

Police dramas like ‘Law & Order: SVU’ are ‘comfort TV’ for many. We should unpack why. Sage Young, NBC News

How TV’s Top Cop Shows Are Changing Their Approach to Law & Order Ileane Rudolph, TV Insider