PM Stories

Biden Will End the Justice Department’s Use of Private Prisons Madison Pauly, Mother Jones

What Happens to the Federal Death Penalty in a Biden Administration? Madeleine Carlisle, Time

After Trump’s Execution Spree, Criminal Justice Leaders Urge Biden To End Death Penalty Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost

Committee advances bill to end death penalty to Virginia Senate floor Tyler Arnold, Inside NoVA

Defense lawyers raise COVID-19 fears in Georgia death penalty case Bill Rankin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

‘No Beds Left’: Houston’s Jail is a COVID-19 Superspreader Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal

State Prison Inmate’s Diary Details The Ordeal Of Battling COVID-19 Behind Bars Gwynne Hogan and Jake Dobkin, Gothamist

Missouri Prison Staff Offered COVID Vaccine Soon, But Most Inmates Have To Wait Shahla Farzan, KBIA

Mass. Working To Educate Prisoners About Getting The Coronavirus Vaccine Deborah Becker, WBUR

Meek Mill, Jay-Z and other big names in sports fight for criminal justice reform Mike Freeman, USA Today

Los Angeles’ new DA redefines what ‘people’s lawyer’ does Martin Kuz, Christian Science Monitor

A Tech Investor Is Raising Funds to Investigate San Francisco Prosecutor’s Decarceral Approach Akela Lacy, The Intercept

The Victims Left Behind by Genetic Genealogy Jacob Stern and Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic

What Really Happens Inside a Crime Lab? Kathy Reichs, New York Times

‘If I Disappear’ Is a New Thriller for True Crime Fanatics Brenna Ehrlich, Rolling Stone

The Investigation Is the Next Evolution of True Crime Karen Han, Slate

AM Stories

A New Era of Far-Right Violence Colin P. Clarke, New York Times

Biden’s Vital but Fraught Battle Against Domestic Terrorism David Rohde, The New Yorker

Lone Wolves Connected Online: A History of Modern White Supremacy Laura Smith, New York Times

The insurrection and the press Kyle Pope, Columbia Journalism Review

Oath Keepers Face First Conspiracy Charges Over Capitol Riot David Yaffe-Bellany, Bloomberg

The FBI charged some people with conspiracy in the Capitol riot, but proving it won’t be easy Alan Feuer and Nicole Hong, New York Times

US police weigh officer discipline after rally, Capitol riot Martha Bellisle and Jake Bleiberg, AP News

How Do You Deradicalize a Cop? Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

Defining policing is essential to reform it Jorge X. Camacho, The Hill

Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns Cheryl W. Thompson, NPR

Protesters swarm Tacoma streets over police run-over incident Chase Hutchinson and Stacia Glenn, News Tribune

Every attack on new Illinois police reform legislation is predictable – and wrong State Rep. Justin Slaughter, Chicago Sun-Times

The killing of two Black Panthers, the secrets of the FBI – and our nation’s long fight for police reform Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times