PM Stories

How to Decode Biden’s Immigration Blitz Julia Preston, The Marshall Project

The ‘Muslim Ban’ Is Gone. Now What? Harsha Panduranga, Brennan Center for Justice

Biden Is the First President to Openly Oppose the Death Penalty Austin Sarat, Slate

Trump’s criminal justice commission produced some helpful results. Biden should build on them. Editorial Board, Washington Post

Will Bringing Science Back to the White House Reinvigorate Forensics Reform? Jordan Smith, The Intercept

Illinois poised to become first state to end wealth-based pre-trial detention Kiran Misra, The Guardian

“Science has thrown us a lifeline”: North Carolina prisons give COVID-19 vaccine to inmates and staff Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News

COVID-19 vaccination for state prison inmates encouraged with ‘incentive packs’ Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch

COVID-19 spread fast in Michigan prisons. Advocates say they should be prioritized for vaccine Kara Berg and Carol Thompson, Lansing State Journal

How Do You Social Distance In Prison? You Don’t. You Get COVID. Melissa Segura, BuzzFeed News

COVID-19 Extends Sentences for Some Incarcerated People Lindsey Van Ness, PEW Stateline

LA County Jails Are Locking People Up For Longer During the Pandemic Amy Munro, The Appeal

A Letter From a Florida Inmate Asked for Help. It Arrived Too Late. CJ Ciaramella, Reason

Maurice Chammah: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty Ann Neumann, Guernica Magazine

Carole Baskin Is Thrilled Joe Exotic Didn’t Get A Trump Pardon David Mack, BuzzFeed News

AM Stories

What Biden’s Win Means for the Future of Criminal Justice (2020) The Marshall Project

Five ways Biden can jumpstart criminal justice reform immediately (2020) Nick Turner, The Hill

Biden Can Reshape the Federal Death Penalty in America (2020) Andrew Cohen, Brennan Center for Justice

Boston Marathon Bomber Appeal Is Early Biden Test on Death Penalty Jordan Rubin, Bloomberg

Austin’s Unreliable Crime Lab Could Lead to Another Wrongful Execution Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal

As Feds Change Rules For Reporting Jail Deaths, Sheriffs Face Less Accountability Beth Healy, WBUR

Deaths in ICE Custody Skyrocketed During the COVID-19 Pandemic Lise Olsen, Texas Observer

Five Inmates at One Oregon Prison Died of COVID-19 Within a Span of Five Days Tess Riski, Willamette Week

Federal Prison Took Nine Months to Investigate Reality Winner’s Abuse Claim Taylor Barnes, The Intercept

My Life Sewing T-Shirts for 26 Cents an Hour Wesley Williams, The New Republic

Many oppose criminal justice reform bill. To what extent have they been misled? Ted Slowik, Chicago Tribune

Freeing People Who Don’t Belong in Prison Is Praiseworthy, No Matter Trump’s Motives Jacob Sullum, Reason

Two Texans serving long prison sentences for drug crimes are among those whose terms Trump commuted Charles Scudder, Dallas Morning News

Trump Pardons Lil Wayne, Kodak Black in Last-Minute Spree Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone

Black San Quentin Artist Inmates’ Brush With Justice Woody Weingarten, Pacific Sun