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How Trump’s Rush to Execute Inmates Is Spreading COVID Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

I served on Brandon Bernard’s jury, and I believe his death sentence is wrong Gary McClung Jr., American Constitution Society

COVID-19 Is Spreading Rapidly Inside Prisons. When Will Inmates Be Vaccinated? WNYC

Incarcerated people and corrections staff should be prioritized in COVID-19 vaccination plans Katie Rose Quandt, Prison Policy Initiative

WA inmates say they’re retaliated against for getting COVID-19 Lilly Fowler, Crosscut

Illinois to expand testing of prison workers as inmate deaths, infections surge Christy Gutowski, Chicago Tribune

No-Show Prison Workers Cost Mississippi Taxpayers Millions Joseph Neff and Alysia Santo, The Marshall Project

New Mexico eliminated cash bail – but now one county locks up more people without bond before trial Anita Hassan, NBC News

Kids Sent to Adult Court Despite New York’s Raise-the-Age Law Michael Fitzgerald, The Crime Report

‘What racism looks like in 2020’: Advocates blast NJ lawmakers for inaction on criminal justice bill Joe Atmonavage, NJ Advance Media

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby hires public defender to free elderly prisoners Tim Prudente, Baltimore Sun

Resentencing Units Can Rectify, Rehabilitate, and Restore George Gascón and Marilyn Mosby, The Appeal

How physical spaces can be designed to foster peacemaking in the criminal justice system Aric Jenkins, Fortune

How Do We End Sexual Violence? Lyra Walsh Fuchs, Dissent Magazine

How to Build a Global Abolition Movement Brendan O’Connor, Vice

AM Stories

How Biden can build fairness and legitimacy in local criminal justice systems Adam Mansky, The Hill

Here’s what police chiefs think Biden should do to help address issues with law enforcement Peter Nickeas, CNN

Police Drones Are Starting to Think for Themselves Cade Metz, New York Times

Federal judge holds Seattle Police Department in contempt for use of pepper spray, blast balls during Black Lives Matter protests Mike Carter, Seattle Times

As His Family Demands Answers, Columbus Police Open Investigation Into Fatal Shooting of Casey Goodson Josiah Bates, Time Magazine

NYPD Cops Cash In on Sex Trade Arrests With Little Evidence, While Black and Brown New Yorkers Pay the Price Joshua Kaplan and Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica

The story behind a Boston police detective who benefitted from two police coverups Evan Allen and Andrew Ryan, Boston Globe

Disarm Philly’s police union from the weapon of secret arbitration Editorial Board, Philadelphia Inquirer

Mpls. council pushes forward with police budget cuts; Frey considers veto MPR News

Grand jury indicts SFPD officer in connection with 2019 shooting Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle

Fort Bend County Will Soon Have Its First Black Sheriff Since Reconstruction Michael Barajas, Texas Observer

On Running While Black, With More Hope Than Before Kurt Streeter, New York Times

How One Writers Room Is Rethinking Policing on TV Mikey O’Connell, Hollywood Reporter