PM Stories

The high rate of executions during Trump’s last weeks in office, explained Rachel Ramirez, Vox

This is the Last Man Due to Be Executed by the Trump Administration Kali Holloway, Daily Beast

My Baby Sister Lisa Did a Terrible Thing. We Shouldn’t Kill Her For It. Diane Mattingly with Rose Minutaglio, Elle

The Way Prisoners Flag Guard Abuse, Inadequate Health Care and Unsanitary Conditions Is Broken Shannon Heffernan, ProPublica

COVID-19 Prison Staff Shortages Prompt Closures Across the US Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Texas to shutter three more prisons as units face critical staffing shortages Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Second COVID Surge Takes Shape In CA Prisons Amid Revelations About Lax Mask-Wearing Among Staff Jay Barmann, SFist

San Diego’s Many Jail Outbreaks Have These Factors in Common Maya Srikrishnan, Voice of San Diego

Governor, how about clemency? Steve Zeidman, New York Daily News

It’s time to finally give incarcerated people access to Pell grants Dwaun J. Warmack and Kent J. Smith Jr., Washington Post

DC Council Advances Bill Seeking Early Release For People Convicted of Violent Offenses Before Turning 25 Colleen Grablick, DCist

Reflection on Andrus v. Texas Terence Andrus, Harvard Law Review

Former Judge Seeks to Shorten Mandatory Prison Terms He Once Imposed Corinne Ramey, Wall Street Journal

‘Stranger than fiction’: Ex-Hawaii prosecutor, police chief sentenced to prison for corruption Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, USA Today

AM Stories

Why America is still living with the damage done by the ‘superpredator’ lie Kim Taylor-Thompson, Los Angeles Times

How the Biden-Harris Administration Can Advance Criminal Justice Reform: 13 Recommendations for Change and Federal Engagement Fair and Just Prosecution

Advocates Push For Resurrection Of DOJ Civil Rights Division Under Biden Carrie Johnson, NPR

As Trump and Barr ramp up executions, Biden must rally America to end the death penalty David M. Perry, USA Today

Trump’s Approval of Hanging and Firing Squads Is a National Embarrassment Austin Sarat, Slate

Discredited Gun Researcher’s Justice Department Post Raises Alarms About Future of Crime Statistics Jennifer Mascia, The Trace

Louisville police’s ‘no-knock’ warrants most often targeted Black residents, analysis shows Matt Mencarini, Darcy Costello, and Tessa Duvall, Louisville Courier Journal

Mass. Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Police Reform Bill CBS News

Police Body Cameras Cited as ‘Powerful Tool’ Against Stop-and-Frisk Abuses Ashley Southall, New York Times

California Cops Arrested Teens Who Recorded Use of Force – Now They’re Getting Paid Zuri Davis, Reason

Reimagining Criminal Justice: Black and Brown Youth in Gang Database Are Guilty Until Proven Innocent Irish Tapia, The Recorder

Maturity isn’t automatic at 18. But life without parole sure is. Kenneth Gilbert, St. Louis Post-Dispatch