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The promise – and peril – of Biden’s criminal justice reform platform Wanda Bertram, Prison Policy Initiative

Think Private Prison Companies Are Going Away Under Biden? They Have Other Plans Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project

Los Angeles County District Attorney-Elect Promises Progressive Criminal Justice Reform Tonya Mosley and Samantha Raphelson, WBUR

Editorial: Time for LA County to go its own way on bail Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

Monique Worrell’s win in Orlando part of national wave of progressive prosecutors Monivette Cordeiro, Orlando Sentinel

Drug decriminalization advocate praises new Oregon law as ‘huge knock’ on drug war The Hill

Judge orders revamp of Missouri’s ‘unconstitutional’ parole system Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Apps Are Now Putting the Parole Agent in Your Pocket Sidney Fussell, Wired

Many in criminal justice system need mental health treatment, but resources are strained Fleming Smith, Charleston Post and Courier

Supreme Court denies request from geriatric prisoners seeking COVID relief Ariane de Vogue, CNN

ICE arrests during COVID-19 pandemic spells trouble for third wave Abdullah Shihipar, William Goedel, and Sophia Gurulé, Business Insider

Public Defenders In DC Say The US Parole Commission Is Keeping Too Many People Jailed During The Pandemic Jenny Gathright, DCist

Cook County Jail halts in-person visits because of COVID-19 Chicago Tribune

Death row inmate’s lawyers suffering from coronavirus, seek delay in execution Ann E. Marimow and Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post

AM Stories

A Watchdog Accused Officers of Serious Misconduct. Few Were Punished. Ashley Southall, Ali Watkins, and Blacki Migliozzi, New York Times

New York’s Finest? Ali Winston, New York Review

3rd Breonna Taylor grand juror: Officers ‘got slap on the wrist’ Dylan Lovan, Louisville Courier Journal

Hate Crimes in US Rose to Highest Level in More Than a Decade in 2019 Tim Arango, New York Times

Minneapolis violence surges as police officers leave department in droves Holly Bailey, Washington Post

New Orleans police face $16 million budget cut amid increase in violent crime Ramon Antonio Vargas, NOLA.com

Wounded St. Louis seeks answers as groups try to stem violence Robert Patrick and Rachel Rice, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Editorial: Reducing crime in Chicago: Instead of jail and a record, a second chance Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune

Could crisis intervention teams be the key to police reform? Gregg Bernstein and Lydia Watts, Baltimore Sun

NYC Pilot Tries Mental Health Responders in Place of Police Fola Akinnibi, Bloomberg CityLab

Violent Crime Rates Declined in 10 Jurisdictions Following Comprehensive Police Reform Kenny Lo and Sarah Figgatt, Center for American Progress

‘I Want Them to See That Someone Cares About Them’ J. Brian Charles, The Trace