PM Stories

Here’s One Thing Republicans and Democrats Agree On: Criminal Justice Reform Shaila Dewan, New York Times

Prosecutor Election Update: “A Pretty Good Day for Meaningful Change in Criminal Justice Reform” Open File

How crime survivors are boosting the movement for less incarceration Tinisch Hollins, San Francisco Chronicle

LA County Takes First Steps Toward New Youth Justice Department Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service

Andrew Cuomo Promised Criminal Justice Reforms, But New York Is Still Waiting Rebecca McCray, The Appeal

Life without parole for juveniles isn’t rare in Mississippi, despite Supreme Court ruling Jerry Mitchell, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting

I lost seven years to a wrongful conviction. Rosa Jimenez could lose the rest of her life. Hannah Overton, Austin American-Statesman

Can the Sixth Amendment Protect Defendants from Junk Science? Andrew Hamm, The Crime Report

How COVID-19 hurts ‘a second chance at life’ in one of SC’s largest medium-security prisons Jake Shore, The Island Packet

Virus Outbreak at Downtown LA Federal Detention Center Sickens 219 Inmates City News Service

Sick prisoner wrote 17 letters pleading to be freed. COVID silenced him. Rich Schapiro, NBC News

4 deaths in 4 weeks revive questions about how San Diego jails handle inmates Jeff McDonald and Kelly Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune

Back in Prison, Transgender Woman Faces an Old Horror, Sexual Assault Shaila Dewan, New York Times

Why My First Thanksgiving in Prison Was The Best One I’d Had In Forever Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

Undetermined: A suspicious death at Green Lake, an investigation’s limits Daniel Gilbert and Asia Fields, Seattle Times

Tom Brown’s Body Skip Hollandsworth, Texas Monthly

AM Stories

Biden Will Nominate First Women to Lead Treasury and Intelligence, and First Latino to Run Homeland Security Michael Crowley and Jeanna Smialek, New York Times

Biden Has Picked A Cuban Immigrant And Former Obama-Era Official To Lead DHS Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News

Biden seeks to end executions as Justice Department plans 3 more Jacob Knutson, Axios

The Next Attorney General’s Allegiance Must Be to the Rule of Law Ronald Weich and Edgar Chen, Just Security

If Joe Biden Is Serious About Criminal Justice Reform, He Won’t Pick Merrick Garland for Attorney General Damon Root, Reason

Defund-Police Organizers to Biden: “We’re Not Going Away” Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

After decades of quiet, Bay Area prosecutors seek to hold police accountable for on-the-job killings Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle

In a first for San Francisco, DA Chesa Boudin charges police officer who shot Keita O’Neil with homicide Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle

Want To Defund The Police? Start On Campus Sophie Hayssen, Refinery29

The Untouchables: An Investigation Into the Violence of the Chicago Police Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone

A young Black man with autism received a pardon but remains behind bars. It’s time to ‘Free Matthew Rushin.’ Theresa Vargas, Washington Post  

‘In response to the moment’: HBO’s ‘Between the World and Me’ reflects summer’s Black Lives Matter protests David Oliver, USA Today

The Sensuality and Brutality of Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker