PM Stories

COVID-19 compels America to rethink who we lock up in prison Dr. Priscilla Chan and Brian Hooks, USA Today

Virus Death Rates Make Prison Vaccine Plans A Justice Issue Sarah Martinson, Law360

‘Like a war zone’: Prison that freed Paul Manafort early now ravaged by COVID Lisa Riordan Seville, NBC News

Surge of Cases in Juvenile Facilities Mirrors LA County Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service

COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging again in Illinois prisons, as inmates and advocates call for more action Christy Gutowski, Chicago Tribune

Virus Hits Federal Death Row, Prompting Calls for Delays in Executions Hailey Fuchs, New York Times

Abused, then condemned: For women on death row, a history of gendered violence is the norm Tamar Sarai Davis, Prism

Senators ask Justice Department watchdog to investigate federal executions under Trump Erik Ortiz, NBC News

How Biden Can End Trump’s Macabre Execution Spree Marcia Brown, American Prospect

New Jersey shows that we can end mass incarceration Jeremy Travis and Marc Mauer, Newark Star-Ledger

Congress clinches deal to restore Pell grants for prisoners 26 years after ban Michael Stratford, Politico

In Podcast Finale, ‘Louder Than A Riot’ Looks At Prison Reform Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, NPR

‘Time’ Director Garrett Bradley Explains How She Exposed Mass Incarceration Via One Woman’s Fight Joe McGovern, The Wrap

AM Stories

The year of reckoning: How 2020 revealed the fault lines in American policing Majlie de Puy Kamp, CNN

A New Hope for Police Reform: New Jersey Russell Berman, The Atlantic

Colorado Tries New Way To Punish Rogue Cops Cary Aspinwall and Simone Weichselbaum, The Marshall Project

Probe Calls for Sweeping NYPD Reform, Cites Deficiencies in Floyd Protest Response NBC New York

An Unprepared NYPD Badly Mishandled Floyd Protests, Watchdog Says Ali Watkins, New York Times

Police officers acted dangerously and anonymously during protests against police brutality and racism, investigation finds David Sachs, Denverite

Detroit is Suing Black Lives Matter Protesters for “Civil Conspiracy” Chris Gelardi, The Intercept

Bodycam Video Shows ‘Mob Mentality’ Of Boston Police Who Responded To George Floyd Protests, Lawyer Says Eoin Higgins, The Appeal

Officer’s rubber bullet almost blinded peaceful protester. She’s owed an apology and an explanation Editorial Board, Miami Herald

I Asked for Public Records on a Fatal Police Shooting. Then a Washington Sheriff’s Office Sued Me. CJ Ciaramella, Reason

Killer cop shows the costs of secrecy Editorial Board, Newark Star-Ledger

It Was a Landmark Crime Bill. Then a State Senator Added a Special Favor. Tracey Tully, New York Times

Ohio ‘stand your ground’ bill, expanding right to shoot to kill in self-defense, heads to DeWine’s desk WBNS

Living With Karens Allison P. Davis, New York Magazine