PM Stories

LA County Moves to Overhaul Its Juvenile Detention System to Prioritize ‘Care First’ Over Punishment Zack Linly, The Root

Oregon County Prosecutor Stops Drug Possession Cases Early Following Decriminalization Vote Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment

Kathy Michell Pushes for Criminal Justice Reform by Getting Serious About Being Compassionate Mike Clark-Madison, Austin Chronicle

Kim Kardashian West meets with Oklahoma death-row inmate in push for criminal justice reform Sarah Polus, The Hill

Florida’s prison population drops amid the coronavirus pandemic Jim Saunders, Tampa Bay Times

Families Urge Cuomo to Release Loved Ones From Prison During COVID-19 Pandemic Alana Sivin and Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal

As COVID-19 Tore Through Central Valley Prison, Officials Failed to Tighten Staffing Rules Kerry Klein, KQED

Inmates in federal custody seeing delays in restoration process due to COVID-19 Laurel Morales, KJZZ

5 years after Ferguson report, some say progress has come too slow Rebecca Rivas, St. Louis American

Digital Policing Tools ‘Reinforce’ Racial Bias, UN Panel Warns The Crime Report

New Rule Would Allow US to Use More Methods for Executions Hailey Fuchs, New York Times

A State Prosecutor Was Fired for Speaking Out Against Jail Time for People Who Fall Behind on Rent Maya Miller and Ellis Simani, ProPublica

AM Stories

Dems, GOP Agreed on Some Criminal Justice Reforms The Crime Report

Biden searches for attorney general to restore Justice Dept.’s independence, refocus on civil rights Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post

Biden DOJ Will Stress Police Reform, Environment The Crime Report

Biden’s Day 1 challenges: Systemic racism Russell Contreras, Axios

Biden can rebuild trust in our justice system by prioritizing prosecutorial reform Miriam Aroni Krinsky, The Hill

Newly Elected DAs Vow To Continue Reforms, End Policies Deemed Unfair Cheryl Corley, NPR

Two Rising Democratic Stars May Be Vying For Pennsylvania Governor. On Criminal Justice, They’re Very Different Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal

Six months after George Floyd’s death, division remains on police changes Liz Navratil, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Myriad Ways to Reduce Violence Without Police: Report Michael Gelb, The Crime Report

Coronavirus spreads inside more Delaware prisons Mark Eichmann, WHYY