PM Stories

Americans Are Getting Tired of Willie Horton-Style Fearmongering Jay Willis, The Appeal

California prison guards’ union spent big and lost with tough-on-crime message Wes Venteicher, Sacramento Bee

Biden Once Championed the Death Penalty. Now He Wants to Stop Trump’s Execution Spree. Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

Trump Presses Forward With Execution of Man Convicted by All-White Jury Liliana Segura, The Intercept

Executing Lisa Montgomery Would Be One of Trump’s Final Cruelties Victoria Law, The Nation

“They’re Praying Nobody Dies”: 240 Prisoners Sick With COVID Inside Fort Dix Prison Karen Yi, Gothamist

‘It Was Hell’: Inside an Oklahoma Prison Coronavirus Outbreak Keaton Ross, Oklahoma Watch

Lawmakers Push DOC To Reduce Prisoners, Increase Testing Amid Pandemic Deborah Becker, WBUR

Md. governor signs executive order to allow early release for prisoners to slow the spread of coronavirus Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post

Top Prosecutors Call for ‘Downsized, Less Punitive’ Probation and Parole The Crime Report

DA-Elect José Garza Taps Reform Advocates for His Team Austin Sanders, Austin Chronicle

King County Council OKs plan to let community groups decide some punishments – not judges Matt Markovich, KOMO

He spent 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s running for office. Matt Bloom, KPCC

A Critical View of the Criminal Justice System, Through Artists’ Eyes Emily Wilson, Hyperallergic

This True Crime Podcast Is Giving a Voice to Voiceless Indigenous Crime Victims NBC Boston

AM Stories

Federal prosecutors hold protesters for months pretrial Aaron Miguel Cantú, Reveal

Chicago’s Mayor Turns City’s Infrastructure Into Weapons Against Protesters Maya Dukmasova, The Appeal

Biden Faces Early Test With Immigration and Homeland Security After Trump Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times

Will Biden Dismantle Trump’s Immigration Police State? Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept

New Democratic sheriffs in Georgia and South Carolina have vowed to cut ties with ICE Nicole Narea, Vox

7 Ways Biden Could Go It Alone on Gun Violence Prevention Chip Brownlee, The Trace

‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times

One mile in St. Louis: Death comes too often on stretch of North Grand Erin Heffernan and Joel Currier, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Shootings in New York City Nearly Double as Arrests for Serious Crimes Fall Ben Chapman, Wall Street Journal

Denver police solved less than half of all nonfatal shootings last year. A new solution is showing promise. Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post

Chicago considers changes to emergency mental-health response as recent police cases highlight the issue Annie Sweeney and Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

LAPD Bars Use of Unauthorized Facial Recognition Platforms City News Service

‘Live PD’ is canceled, but spin-off show raises legal concerns in Miami criminal court David Ovalle, Miami Herald

“If I Wrote a Cop Show”: Issa Rae, Ramy Youssef and More TV Bosses Share How They’d Address the Moment Michael O’Connell, Hollywood Reporter