PM Stories

Mass Incarceration, COVID-19, and Community Spread Gregory Hooks and Wendy Sawyer, Prison Policy Initiative

Researchers Estimate Mass Incarceration Contributed To More Than Half A Million Additional Cases Of COVID-19 Over The Summer Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg and Ethan Corey, The Appeal

No Way Out WFAA/The Marshall Project

As COVID-19 spreads in Washington’s prisons, advocates call for better conditions, release of inmates Joseph O’Sullivan, Seattle Times

Oregon prisons to release more inmates as COVID-19 outbreaks continue Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

National commission says prison inmates, guards should be among first to get COVID-19 vaccine Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of Black People Are in Prison for Life Even Though Jurors Thought They Were Innocent Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

My college student’s transformation provides best argument for abolishing death penalty Jennifer Lackey, USA Today

‘Worthy of mercy’: Maryland’s longest-serving woman behind bars wins her freedom amid coronavirus concerns Tim Prudente, Baltimore Sun

Virginia governor asked to grant posthumous pardons to seven Black men executed for 1949 rape Rachel Weiner and Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post

How a Private Prison Company’s Defamation Suit Against One of Its Critics Backfired Madison Pauly, Mother Jones

Murder in Malta Ben Taub, The New Yorker

2020 Redefined True Crime for the Better Kayla Cobb, Decider

AM Stories

Trump Is Showing Us Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die Jamil Smith, Rolling Stone

With executions in final days of presidency, Trump is solidifying his criminal justice legacy Eugene Scott, Washington Post

Two Black men have been executed within two days. Two more are set to die before Biden’s inauguration Christina Carrega, CNN

Police officers are prosecuted for murder in less than 2 percent of fatal shootings German Lopez, Vox

Conflicting Narratives Emerge in Ohio Shooting, Prompting Protests Lucia Walinchus and Richard A. Oppel Jr., New York Times

Providing police with military gear does not reduce crime or protect officers: Studies Bill Hutchinson, ABC News

Police Use Painful Dog Bites To Make People Obey Abbie Vansickle and Challen Stephens, The Marshall Project

Two NYPD Officers Lied In Court About Their Arrest Of A Black Lives Matter Protester. The Manhattan DA Cleared Them. Nick Pinto, Gothamist

Sidelined from protests after an injury, LA man sues to ban police projectiles Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Battle brews as LAPD inspector general mulls broad review of officer discipline process Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Judge upholds firing of officer dismissed in the wake of Laquan McDonald case Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

‘They don’t have answers’: Police struggle to clear cases with soaring homicide rate Lawrence Andrea, Indianapolis Star

Do We Need to Abolish Child Protective Services? Molly Schwartz, Mother Jones

Visible Men: Black Fathers Talk About Losing Sons to Police Brutality Mosi Secret, GQ