PM Stories

With Over 275,000 Infections and 1,700 Deaths, COVID-19 Has Devastated the US Prison and Jail Population Madeleine Carlisle and Josiah Bates, Time

‘People are terrified’: a coronavirus surge across California’s prisons renews calls for releases Abené Clayton, The Guardian

ICE Detainees at New Jersey Facility Launch Hunger Strike Over COVID The Crime Report

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

City’s Jail Population Rises After Bail Reform Gets A Rewrite Beth Fertig and Jake Dobkin, Gothamist

Sex offenders can quality for early parole, California Supreme Court rules Los Angeles Times

Judge Rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s $28.5 Million Bail Proposal Ed Shanahan, New York Times

Lori Loughlin released from prison after 2-month sentence for college admissions scam Eric Levenson and Cheri Mossburg, CNN

Prison Abolition… Even for Mossimo Giannulli Harron Walker, Jezebel

One Question: How Have the Black Lives Matter Protests Impacted the Prison Abolition Movement? K. Agbebiyi, The Progressive

Caught In The System Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael, NPR

Josie Duffy Rice: Fighting a Big Fight Matt Watkins, Center for Court Innovation

AM Stories

An Alternative to Police That Police Can Get Behind Rowan Moore Gerety, The Atlantic

Did we defund the police? No, but “big changes are happening” even after protests die down Igor Derysh, Salon

‘Obligation to Seek Justice’: SF DA Chesa Boudin Wraps Up First Year With Round of Charges Against Officers Kate Wolffe, KQED

Los Angeles must change use of gang injunctions under court settlement James Queally, Los Angeles Times

After A Year Of Calls For Changes To Policing, A Reform Bill Awaits Baker’s Signature Ally Jarmanning, WBUR

To Reform Police, Biden Judicial Nominees Must Come From Beyond Prosecutor’s Table Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPost

Ex-Prosecutors on Federal Bench Reinforce Police Impunity: Report Michael Gelb, The Crime Report

Early release of Cohen and Manafort shows how unfair prison system is, experts say Joseph Neff and Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

Behind Trump Clemency, a Case Study in Special Access Kenneth P. Vogel, Eric Lipton, and Jesse Drucker, New York Times

Trump pardons former Prince George’s officer whose conviction was ‘watershed’ moment for police reform in county Katie Mettler, Emily Davies, and Clarence Williams, Washington Post

How The Police Killed Breonna Taylor: New Details Reveal Fatal Mistakes Malachy Brown, Anjali Singhvi, Natalie Reneau, and Drew Jordan, New York Times

These are the police misconduct lawsuits the public hears little about Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post

Police Are Solving Fewer Murders During COVID-19 Pandemic Scott Calvert and Zusha Elinson, Wall Street Journal

Murders soar in Miami-Dade in 2020, a year marked by the pandemic and tensions with police Charles Rabin and David Ovalle, Miami Herald