PM Stories

1 federal prison, 8 deaths: Report details COVID-19’s early march through the system Kevin Johnson, USA Today

Federal prison didn’t isolate inmates who tested positive for coronavirus, report finds Clare Hymes, CBS News

Justice Department Finds Constitutional Violations in Massachusetts Prisons Wall Street Journal

Force Use Against Inmates Reached Record as COVID Hit New York City Reuven Blau and Eileen Grench, The City

‘We know that they see us’: Why a 58-day vigil is going on outside NC governor’s house Sophie Kasakove, Greensboro News & Record

Report on death of Black inmate who pleaded for help rips corrections, health care provider Alan J. Keays, VT Digger

A referendum on criminal justice reform Daniel R. Alonso, New York Daily News

Pretrial Justice Reforms Do Not Reduce Public Safety, Report Confirms Rory Fleming, Filter Magazine

New Arizona law prompts Pima County prosecutors to drop some marijuana cases Carol Ann Alaimo, Tucson.com

108 Convictions Tied to Massachusetts Chemist’s Misconduct May Be Vacated Concepción de León, New York Times

Law, Prison, and Double-Double Consciousness: A Phenomenological View of the Black Prisoner’s Experience James Davis III, Yale Law Journal

‘Crazy, Not Insane’ Review: Inside the Criminal Mind Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

Why Sean Ellis agreed to be the subject of Netflix’s ‘Trial 4’ – and what’s next for his case Christopher Gavin, Boston.com

How ‘The Undoing’ Opened Director Susanne Bier’s Eyes to the American Justice System Danielle Turchiano, Variety

Miss USA Asya Branch wants to use her crown to fight for prison reform Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News

AM Stories

Will Trump Burn the Evidence? Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

Trump abused the clemency power. Will Biden reform it? Rachel E. Barkow and Mark Osler, Washington Post

We voted out racist rhetoric. Now we need to end the white supremacist terror threat. Erroll G. Southers, USA Today

Inside Black Lives Matter’s push for power Maya King, Politico

Black Lives Matter as Electoral Powerhouse Erin Aubry Kaplan, American Prospect

Police Unions Spent Millions To Beat Back Reform In Los Angeles. They Lost Big Time. Jessica Schulberg, HuffPost

Shots in the Dark: An American city’s struggle to police its police Lisa Girion and Reade Levinson, Reuters

How a Deadly Police Force Ruled a City Shane Bauer, The New Yorker

Police Killed Her Son in 2018. It Took Until 2020 for an Outcry. Brentin Mock, Bloomberg CityLab

Family sues Texas county for wrongful death of Black man during ‘Live PD’ production Doha Madani, NBC News

Baltimore expected to pay $8 million to settle Gun Trace Task Force lawsuit Justin Fenton, Washington Post

Prosecutor Drops Dubious Confederate Statue Cases As Portsmouth Fires Police Chief Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPost

Portland Police Have Used Force Against Protesters More Than 6,000 Times in 2020 Alex Zielinski, Portland Mercury