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Post-Pandemic, Experts Predict Changed Justice System Ted Gest, The Crime Report

How a Spreadsheet Could Change the Criminal-Justice System Pierre H. Bergeron and Michael P. Donnelly, The Atlantic

DC May Give People Convicted As Young Adults A Chance At Resentencing Meg O’Connor, The Appeal

Mass. Prisoners Among The First To Get COVID Vaccines Deborah Becker, WBUR

COVID-19 is spreading wildly in prisons like mine. We should get the vaccine early. Christopher Blackwell, Washington Post

Prisoners Are Setting Fires To Protest Pandemic Conditions Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

Advocates concerned over COVID-19 outbreaks, no running water inside Arizona prisons Lauren Castle, Arizona Republic

Inside Pennsylvania’s prison outbreak, where catching COVID-19 can land you in ‘the hole’ Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Death of Alabama Inmate, 94, Highlights State’s Struggle with COVID-19 Eddie Burkhalter, Alabama Reporter

California prisons report soaring coronavirus numbers, with 500 inmates in LA County infected in last 2 weeks KTLA

Court orders Orange County sheriff to cut jail population in half to prevent spread of virus Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times

What Jason Williams Wants To Accomplish As New Orleans District Attorney Michael Martin, NPR

The Prosecutor as Quiet Revolutionary James M. Doyle, The Crime Report

The Zodiac Killer sent a cipher 51 years ago. A team of amateur code-breakers just cracked it. Meryl Kornfield, Washington Post

Serial killers, brutal murder and the rise of the podcast detectives Clémence Michallon, The Independent

AM Stories

What Language Game Are the Defunders Playing? Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic

How ‘Disband the Police’ Became Budget Cuts in Minneapolis Sarah Holder, Bloomberg CityLab

Minneapolis City Council votes to cut millions from police budget amid record crime rates Holly Bailey, Washington Post

LA vowed to cut police and help disenfranchised areas. Now that plan is under fire David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times

Oakland formed a task force to help defund the police. Now some members want the city to reconsider Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle

With Veto Threat, Baker Seeks Several Changes To Landmark Police Reform Bill Matt Murphy, WBUR

Governor Baker should sign the police reform bill Ayanna Pressley, Rachael Rollins, Liz Miranda, and Tanisha M. Sullivan, Boston Globe

What It Looks Like When the New York City Police Commissioner Has “Unchecked Power” Over Officer Discipline Mollie Simon, Lena V. Groeger, Eric Umansky, and Adriana Gallardo, ProPublica

Chicago police say new online tool measures trust, feeling of safety in city neighborhoods Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

She Landed Her Dream Job as a Cop, But Soon Realized Policing Needs More Black Women Ann Givens, The Trace

Trained civilians, not sworn police officers, could better respond to hundreds of 911 calls David Franco, Chicago Sun-Times

Protest Energy Delivered $100 Million for Bail Funds in 2020 Sarah Holder, Bloomberg CityLab