PM Stories

California’s high-risk inmates to get COVID-19 vaccines Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

Vaccinating Inmates Is Good For Public Health. Why Aren’t More States Doing It? NPR

Texas hasn’t said when or how inmates will receive the coronavirus vaccine Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

“Of course it feels unsafe”: Colorado prisons face staffing crisis as scores of guards, inmates catch coronavirus Allison Sherry, Colorado Sun

The National Guard Is Using Force on Prisoners After Little Training Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project

Justice Department Finds Rampant Sexual Assaults and Constitutional Violations in Country’s Largest Women’s Prison CJ Ciaramella, Reason

Out of Sight, Out of Mind Michael Barajas, Texas Observer

‘Survivors of solitary confinement’ Johnny Perez, Jack Morris, and Pamela Winn, USA Today

George Gascón’s plans to overhaul prosecutions meet early resistance from judges, others James Queally, Los Angeles Times

New York to Close Three Upstate Prisons Jimmy Vielkind, Wall Street Journal

Washington DC Bans ‘Gay-Panic’ Criminal Defense for Violent Crimes Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Gov. Whitmer grants clemency to four Michigan prisoners Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press

The Life of Jerry Givens, a State Executioner Turned Death-Row Abolitionist Ben Proudfoot, New York Times

AM Stories

A Historic Surge in Gun Violence Compounds the Traumas of 2020 Champe Barton, Brian Freskos, and Daniel Nass, The Trace

DC’s epidemic of gun violence is a public health emergency Editorial Board, Washington Post

Qualified Immunity and the Plea for Accountability Paul Stern, Lawfare

Why ‘Terrible’ Police Training on Mental Health Leads to Unnecessary Deaths Jeffrey A. Schwartz, The Crime Report

‘Basically Cyberbullying’: How Cops Abuse Social Media to Publicly Humiliate Hope Corrigan, The Appeal

St. Louis and St. Louis County police need to change – immediately, consultants say Nassim Benchaabane, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Police weapon distributors received federal assistance, even as Portland businesses struggled Sergio Olmos, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Former police trainer speaks out about anti-Black bias Michael Barba, San Francisco Examiner

Calls Increase for NYPD Commissioner to Be Stripped of Absolute Authority Over Officer Discipline Mollie Simon and Eric Umansky, ProPublica

New Jersey AG Unveils ‘Paradigm Shift’ Barring Police Use of Force The Crime Report

NJ cops will only be able to use deadly force as an ‘absolute last resort’ under major changes to policy Blake Nelson and SP Sullivan, NJ Advance Media

My friend Jay Matthew Stanmyre, NJ Advance Media