PM Stories

Why America Loves the Death Penalty Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic

The Death Penalty and the Misleading Concept of ‘Closure’ Susan A. Bandes, The Crime Report

What Lisa Montgomery Has In Common With Many On Death Row: Extensive Trauma. Maurice Chammah and Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

The last time a woman was executed for a federal crime, a kidnapping riveted the nation Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post

This is the Last Man Due to Be Executed by the Trump Administration Kali Holloway, The Daily Beast

Amid pandemic and Trump’s final chaotic days, a Maryland man with COVID-19 fights his upcoming federal execution Jean Marbella, Baltimore Sun

Nine COVID Deaths, 1,000+ Infections In 3 Weeks: Will NY Do More To Stop The Spread In Prisons? Gwynne Hogan, WNYC

New York’s Prison Transfers Increased COVID-19 Risk for Sick, Elderly Men Alice Speri, The Intercept

2 die, nearly 400 inmates sickened after COVID-19 outbreak at Oregon prison Bryce Dole, East Oregonian

FL state prisons scrub key COVID data from website, obscuring magnitude of inmate deaths and infections Laura Cassels, Florida Phoenix

New DA Commits to Fixing Georgia’s ‘Backdoor to Incarceration’ Katie Jane Fernelius, The Appeal

Philly DA Larry Krasner is ready for his close-up, just in time for reelection Chris Brennan, Philadelphia Inquirer

New Night Stalker serial killer documentary on Netflix refocuses story on the cops and survivors Peter Larsen, Los Angeles Daily News

Penny dreadfuls were the true crime podcasts of their time Leslie McMurtry and Adam Fowler, Salon

The Art Angle Podcast: Can Art Help End the Era of Mass Incarceration? ArtNet News

AM Stories

It Was Supposed to Be So Much Worse Elaine Godfrey, The Atlantic

Ahead of Capitol Riot, Police Miscalculated Risk Aruna Viswanatha and Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

‘The storm is here’: Ashli Babbitt’s journey from capital ‘guardian’ to invader Peter Jamison, Hannah Natanson, John Woodrow Cox, and Alex Horton, Washington Post

Police departments across the US open probes into whether their own members took part in the Capitol riot Kim Bellware, Washington Post

Capitol riots: The hunt to identify and arrest the rioters Tara McKelvey, BBC

Crowdsourcing the Charlottesville Investigation (2017) Maurice Chammah and Simone Weichselbaum, The Marshall Project

What Was the Point of Fortress DC? Brian McEntee, Slate

Body Camera Video Shows Fatal Shooting of Unarmed California Man by Police Concepción de León, New York Times

How Lawmakers Failed Jacob Blake Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Police chief’s past sows doubts in wake of Taylor’s death Dylan Lovan, AP News

California Board Recommends Routine Checks of Police Cell Phones, Computers and Social Media for Racist Content Zack Linly, The Root

No Excuses: Biden Can Help End Racist Police Violence – From Day 1 Elie Mystal, The Nation

Will Dems’ Senate Win Advance Criminal Justice Reform? The Crime Report