PM Stories

Trump’s rush to execute prisoners proves the death penalty is arbitrary Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

Planned Execution Stirs Debate Over Punishment for Young Offenders Hailey Fuchs, New York Times

Not Even COVID-19 Infections Among Prison Staff Can Convince the Feds To Halt Executions Scott Shackford, Reason

Incarcerated people are suffering from COVID-19 more than most. They should be among the first vaccinated. Danielle Allen, Washington Post

Stop the Coronavirus Outbreak at Brooklyn’s Federal Jail Editorial Board, New York Times

ICE Mismanagement Created Coronavirus “Hotbeds of Infection” In and Around Detention Centers John Washington, The Intercept

Immigrants At New Jersey ICE Facility On Hunger Strike To Protest Unsafe Conditions Rowaida Abdelaziz, HuffPost

‘Deliberately indifferent’: Federal government sues Alabama over prison conditions Melissa Brown and Brian Lyman, Montgomery Advertiser

Legal panel: Free Minneapolis man jailed for life as teen Robin McDowell and Margie Mason, AP News

Free from prison after 23 years, but facing new challenges during the pandemic William Brangham and Mike Fritz, PBS

A Lawyer Combats The Mass Incarceration Crisis NPR

Worldwide COVID-19 Decarceration: A Lost Opportunity Gen Sander, Filter Magazine

The Ballad of Ron and Dorinda David Gauvey Herbert, Esquire

Juvie Richard Ross, All Rise Magazine

AM Stories

Bold and Visionary: A Criminal Justice To-Do List for the New Administration Udi Ofer and Jeffery Robinson, ACLU

How Biden Should Investigate Trump James Fallows, The Atlantic

Next Attorney General Must Lead ‘Salvage Operation’ At Justice, Insiders Say Carrie Johnson and Franco Ordoñez, NPR

At a time of racial reckoning and rising violent crime, DC must choose its new police chief wisely Editorial Board, Washington Post

Feds to investigate after a sheriff’s deputy killed a Black man entering his own home in Columbus, Ohio Laurie Ure, Rebekah Riess, Eric Levenson, and Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN

Border Patrol gave big firepower to small Texas towns for George Floyd protests St. John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle

57 Denver sheriff’s deputies – and the sheriff – have potential credibility issues, review finds Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post

The sheriff fired him. Then the police chief fired him. Each time he kept his license as a cop. Callie Ferguson, Bangor Daily News

How Technology Shapes – and Sometimes Deforms – Policing Culture Arthur Rizer, The Crime Report

Lawsuit Alleging ‘Defund the Police’ Movement Made Streets Unsafe Could Spur Others Like It Jason Grant, Law.com

230 Americans Are Shot – and Survive – Every Day Tom Kutsch, The Trace

Toll of nonfatal gun injuries among Latinos, Blacks needs to be addressed, new report finds Alexandra Villarreal, NBC News

The CDC Is Publishing Unreliable Data On Gun Injuries. People Are Using It Anyway. Sean Campbell, Daniel Nass, and Mai Nguyen, FiveThirtyEight