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The Biden Administration’s Opportunity for Change Brennan Center for Justice

Biden administration expects early focus on domestic extremism threat Jim Sciutto, CNN

Biden vowed to defeat domestic terrorism. The how is the hard part. Laura Barrón-López and Natasha Bertrand, Politico

Biden Launches Effort To Undo Trump’s Damage On Immigration Rowaida Abdelaziz, HuffPost

Decades of Federal Policies Turned Local Police On Immigrant Communities. Here’s How Biden Can Stop That. Alina Das, The Appeal

Relatives of Jacob Blake Jr. and Breonna Taylor hope to push Biden on police reform John Eligon, New York Times

Hours After Biden Inauguration, Federal Agents Use Tear Gas in Portland Mike Baker and Hallie Golden, New York Times

Years After Freddie Gray’s Death, Baltimore Police Misconduct Persists Brandon Soderberg, The Appeal

How race plays out in claims against Baltimore police: ACLU crunches data, names officers with most complaints Phil Davis, Baltimore Sun

NYPD Fights to Keep Eyes Off Discipline Records Nina Pullano, Courthouse News

Police watchdog group says Minneapolis uses loophole to keep police misconduct from the public Andy Mannix, Herald-Mail Media

Troubled north Minneapolis corner poses potential test of new public safety approach Libor Jany, Minneapolis Star Tribune

In South LA, Gang Intervention Workers Are Trying To Slow A Dramatic Spike In Gun Violence – And They’re Asking For Help Libby Denkmann, LAist

America on edge: COVID lockdowns, protests and election strife led to record gun sales Marc Fisher, Mark Berman, Christine Spolar, Lori Rozsa, and Andrew Ba Tran, Washington Post

I Am Not a Soldier, but I Have Been Trained to Kill Rachel Monroe, Wired

The timely story of an FBI snitch and a slain 1960s Black Panther leader Craigh Barboza, Los Angeles Times

AM Stories

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

‘Tinderbox waiting for the spark’: WFAA investigation shows how COVID-19 spread through Texas prisons Keri Blakinger and Tanya Eiserer, WFAA

COVID-19 deaths spike in Oregon prisons Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Phil Spector, the imprisoned music legend, spent his last days suffering with COVID Matt Richtel, New York Times

After killing his cousin, Clyde Meikle found purpose in prison through service. Now he’s asking to go home. Kelan Lyons, Connecticut Mirror

As sheriff struggles with jail crowding, suspects facing ‘third strike’ walk free Christopher Damien, Palm Springs Desert Sun

Missouri law raises age for adult charges, but some prosecutors say they won’t follow Katie Moore, Kansas City Star

A Michigan prosecutor says no thanks to cash bail. Will others follow? Ted Roelofs, Bridge Michigan

6 Key Reforms In The Massive Criminal Justice Bill Illinois Lawmakers Passed Last Week Patrick Smith, WBEZ

Va. attorney general launches Conviction Integrity Unit to identify wrongful convictions Tom Jackman, Washington Post

Pervis Payne death penalty case: DNA of unknown male discovered, lawyer says Katherine Burgess and Daniel Connolly, Memphis Commercial Appeal

The Epic Hunt for One of the World’s Most Wanted Men Joshua Hammer, GQ

Alive Inside: A Virtual Showcase of Artists and Their Stories from CO Prisons University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative