PM Stories

Federal prisons among first in line for COVID-19 vaccines – with staff as priority Los Angeles Times

With COVID-19 surging anew, alarms sound again for Cook County’s incarcerated Annie Sweeney and Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune

Another inmate dead as COVID-19 cases surpass 8,000 in Wisconsin prison system Emily Hamer, Wisconsin State Journal

While COVID-19 Spreads In NY Prisons, Loved Ones On The Outside Plead With Cuomo For Clemency Victoria Law, Gothamist

Pandemic justice? US trials suspended as people refuse jury duty. Dave Collins, Christian Science Monitor

As virus spreads among federal inmates in downtown LA, court hearings and visitations are halted Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

Maryland Governor Orders Early Release Of Inmates To Stem Spread Of Coronavirus Brakkton Booker, NPR

COVID-19, Not Marijuana Legalization, Is Releasing Cannabis Offenders From Prison Chris Roberts, Forbes

End the War on Drugs Now Ioan Grillo, New York Times

Criminal justice reformers claim mandate as final election results trickle in (New York) Bill Mahoney, Politico

A DA Runoff Will Decide New Orleans’ Criminal Justice Future Katie Jane Fernelius, The Appeal

The Data that Can Make Prosecutors Engines of Criminal Justice Reform Melba Pearson, Brennan Center for Justice

Houston rebid a contract to avoid using unpaid prison labor. Will Texas make a change too? Dylan McGuinness, Houston Chronicle

Murder on Middle Beach is much more than just a true crime documentary Douglas Greenwood, i-D

‘The Woman Who Stole Vermeer’ revisits the strange tale of a British heiress who became a notorious art thief Katharine Weber, Washington Post

AM Stories

The Perils of Not Prosecuting Trump Jeet Heer, The Nation

Will Trump’s Accusers Finally Get Their Day In Court? Madison Pauly, Mother Jones

Biden Will Try to Unmake Trump’s Immigration Agenda. It Won’t Be Easy Julia Preston, The Marshall Project

Trump plans three executions before Biden, who opposes the death penalty, takes power. Hailey Fuchs, New York Times

These Are the 3 Inmates AG Barr Ordered Be Executed Ahead of Anti-Death-Penalty Biden Admin James Crowley, Newsweek

How COVID-19 Is Impacting the First Scheduled Federal Execution of a Woman in Nearly 70 Years Madeleine Carlisle, Time

Kyle Rittenhouse Released On $2 Million Bail, Awaiting Trial In Kenosha, Wis., Deaths Vanessa Romo, NPR

AOC Attacks Double Standard After Accused Kenosha Shooter Rittenhouse’s Release: ‘Law and Disorder’ Natalie Colarossi, Newsweek

A Tale of Two Teens: When White Killers Are Treated Better Than Black Victims Hana Kiros, The Progressive

For Boston police officers accused of crimes, legal troubles tend to just melt away Evan Allen and Andrew Ryan, Boston Globe

Dozens file federal suit alleging Chicago police abuse at this year’s protests over the death of George Floyd Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

Houston’s rate of unsolved murders is soaring. Experts say the police department is to blame. St. John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle

Some Texas Elections Suggest Voters Aren’t Afraid of Defunding Police Meg O’Connor, The Appeal

Changing Police Culture Christine Speer Lejeune, Philadelphia Citizen