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Trump’s Rush to Execute Prisoners Will Be One of His Administration’s Final Outrageous Acts Wesley Lowery, GQ

A $6,300 bus. A $33 last meal. What New Documents Tell Us About Trump’s Execution Spree Keri Blakinger and Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project

Dustin Higgs, the Last Man to Be Executed in Terre Haute, Maintains His Innocence Liliana Segura, The Intercept

In Lisa Montgomery, formerly incarcerated women see echoes of their own stories: ‘She never had a chance to just live’ Anne Branigin, The Lily

Drug dealer convicted in 7 killings could face federal execution after COVID-19 delay Denise Lavoie, Chicago Tribune

Mistakes worsened deadly COVID-19 outbreak at LA federal prison, investigation finds Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

Serial killer, respected guard and many others killed by COVID-19 surge in California prisons Richard Winton and Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Why protecting prisons from COVID-19 is everyone’s problem Henry Gass, Christian Science Monitor

NJ prison with worst COVID-19 outbreak in the country set to get vaccine next week Joe Atmonavage, NJ Advance Media

Broncos players join fight to reduce prison population during pandemic Aimee Lewis, KDVR

Progressive Prosecutor Series: Progressive Prosecutor Kim Foxx Takes Action Towards Reform Anika Khubchandani and Danae Snell, Davis Vanguard

Illinois Lawmakers Pass ‘Transformational’ Criminal Justice Legislation In 11th Hour Of Lame Duck Session Patrick Smith, WBEZ

Illinois General Assembly approves sweeping criminal justice overhaul that would end cash bail, require cops to wear body cameras Dan Petrella, Chicago Tribune

Gov. Northam will introduce bill to end death penalty in Virginia Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Ohio Will No Longer Sentence Kids to Life Without Parole Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

AM Stories

Time for Consequences James Fallows, The Atlantic

Compiling the Criminal Charges Following the Capitol Riot Bryce Klehm and Rohini Kurup, Lawfare

Justice Dept. investigating sedition and conspiracy charges and any terror links to violent storming of US Capitol Spencer S. Hsu, Keith L. Alexander, and Shayna Jacobs, Washington Post

‘No Regrets’: A Capitol Rioter Tells His Story From Inside William Turton, Bloomberg

Who Dies for Donald Trump? Miranda Green, New York Magazine

FBI report warned of ‘war’ at Capitol, contradicting claims there was no indication of looming violence Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post

Capitol Police Suspends Cops for Allegedly Siding With Pro-Trump Mob Matt Stieb, New York Magazine

LAPD Working To Identify Any Officers Who Attended DC Trump Rally or Siege City News Service

“We would have been shot”: Texas activists shaken by law enforcement reaction to Capitol siege Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Seven shots. Point-blank range. No charges. Paul Butler, Washington Post

A broken record of injustice: Why no charges in Jacob Blake case just emboldens a police culture of abuse Reggie Jackson, Milwaukee Independent

‘Constant breaking of your heart’: How Utah police respond to mental health crises Jessica Miller and Paighten Harkins, Salt Lake Tribune

Report Urges Reforms For LASD, Where ‘Deputy Gangs’ ‘Escalate Uses of Force’ City News Service

She Photographed Police Abuse at a 2014 BLM March Then Watched the Image Go Viral During Capitol Riot Lisa Larson-Walker, ProPublica

A Black Lives Matter mural keeps getting defaced. Its artist always returns Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times

‘Most Black Film Isn’t Allowed to Be Ambiguous’: How Garrett Bradley’s Quiet Documentaries Found a Rapt Audience in the Art World Melissa Smith, ArtNet