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Coronavirus Cases Skyrocket In California Prisons Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, HuffPost

Prisons in California’s Central Valley are COVID-19 hotbeds. Here’s how it happened Nadia Lopez, Fresno Bee

Moving People – and Coronavirus – From Prison to Prison Cary Aspinwall and Ed White, The Marshall Project

In Massachusetts, Inmates Will Be Among First to Get Vaccines Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times

Inside the Fight to Document the Horrors at America’s Oldest Women’s Prison Shelby Grebbin and Isha Marathe, Dig Boston

Incarcerated Women Are Punished for Their Trauma With Solitary Confinement Elizabeth Hawes, Truthout

The Life Story of Lisa Montgomery Lauren Gill, Slate

A Question of Violence Rahsaan “New York” Thomas, The Marshall Project

In 1st Post-Release Interview, Myon Burrell Says Criminal Justice System Needs ‘Compassion’ CBS Minnesota

Texas Supreme Court rules Alfred Dewayne Brown must be compensated for his wrongful imprisonment Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Thomas Ward, The Innocent Man documentary subject, set to be released from prison Rosy Cordero, Entertainment Weekly

Can California’s formerly incarcerated make firefighting a career? Los Angeles Times

‘The Ripper’ Review: An Elusive 1970s English Serial Killer Is True Crime’s Latest Fascination Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire

How an LA art show is humanizing the incarcerated during COVID-19 Makeda Easter, Los Angeles Times

‘I Want Us To Dream A Little Bigger’: Noname And Mariame Kaba On Art And Abolition NPR

AM Stories

Organized Crime Emptywheel

William Barr Is Going, but His Trumpian Legacy Remains David Rohde, The New Yorker

‘It’s turned crazy’: Inside the scramble for Trump pardons Pamela Brown, Kevin Liptak, and Jeremy Diamond, CNN

What are the Odds That Trump Pardons Himself? Zach Helfand, The New Yorker

“You Are a Criminal”: The Double Standard of a Trump Pardon for Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Nick Bilton, Vanity Fair

Federal Executions And The Trump Administration NPR

When the Far Right Penetrates Law Enforcement Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Foreign Affairs

These Cops Lied In Court. But Since The DA Isn’t Keeping A Brady List, They Could Testify Again Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

Chicago inspector: Police misconduct cases improperly closed Sophia Tareen, Washington Post

Newly released video shows police didn’t immediately help Ahmaud Arbery as he lay dying Bert Roughton and Hannah Knowles, Washington Post

What Prosecutors Should Learn from 2020’s Pandemic and Protests Chesa Boudin, The Appeal

Will Philly’s new police oversight commission be any better? WHYY

This Tiny Louisiana Police Force Is a National Leader in Taking Guns From Abusers Ann Givens, The Trace