PM Stories

Prisons Are COVID-19 Hotbeds. When Should Inmates Get the Vaccine? Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times

America’s Biggest City Was Hit Hard By COVID-19. Its Jails Are Filling Up Again Joshua Manson, The Appeal

2 Mass. Prisoners Hospitalized With COVID-19 Die A Day After Being Granted Medical Parole Deborah Becker, WBUR

COVID-Positive Jail Population Drops Slightly After Month-Long Surge Chip Mitchell, WBEZ

Progressive groups float a platform for Manhattan DA that would cut budget, prosecutions Erin Durkin, Politico

George Gascón can’t fire prosecutors for opposing his vision. Can he win them over? Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

California governor blocks parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten The Guardian

Prosecutors agree to drop murder cases against pair, but judges aren’t on board Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune

California Supreme Court Tosses Kim Long’s Conviction Michael Semanchik, California Innocence Project

Kim Kardashian West flexes her prison-reform muscle, taking on death-penalty case Christie D’Zurilla, Los Angeles Times

After Prison, a ‘Clean Slate’ Offers a Second Chance Scott Peyton and Josh Smith, The Crime Report

The Perfect Victim Wesley Lowery, Hannah Knowles, and Mark Berman, Washington Post

Alabama snake handling church attempted murder focus of HBO documentary AL.com

AM Stories

A New Paradigm for Humane and Effective Immigration Enforcement Peter L. Markowitz, Center for American Progress

The Government’s Human Cruelty Will Outlive Trump Laura Weiss, New Republic

Trump pushes an unprecedented and unjust wave of executions Editorial Board, Washington Post

Justice Department rushing to expand execution methods like firing squads for federal death row inmates Christina Carrega, CNN

Trump’s Last-Minute Executions Harold Meyerson, American Prospect

Anti-death penalty activist: ’US needs restorative justice’ CNN

Trump policies spur gun violence. Next president must use federal authority to stop it. Joshua Horwitz and Kami Chavis, USA Today

What’s ‘Reasonable’ When Cops Use Force? The Crime Report

These brutal police dog attacks were captured on video. Now some cities are curtailing K-9 use. Kimberly Kindy and Julie Tate, Washington Post

Aurora creates police Civilian Review Board in response to calls for reform: ‘We heard the public loud and clear’ Steve Lord, Chicago Tribune

A database of 10 years of Boston Police disciplinary action Brendan McCarthy and Evan Allen, Boston Globe

Cops Who Beat and Killed an Innocent Man Are Not Entitled to Qualified Immunity, Appeals Court Rules. But the Cops Who Watched Are. Billy Binion, Reason

Metro Officer Alleges He Was Punished for Not Meeting Arrest Expectations (Los Angeles) Bill Hetherman, City News Service

Watching Whiteness Shift to Blue Via Nationalist Aesthetics Nick Mirzoeff, Hyperallergic

Defending Digga D review – should the police be monitoring rap? Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian