PM Stories

Biden’s Private Prison Executive Order Doesn’t Undo Mass Incarceration Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, Truthout

Biden’s order terminates federal private prison contracts. Here’s what that means. Char Adams, NBC News

Why The Biden Administration’s Choice To Lead The Bureau of Prisons Matters Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

Federal Judges Are Retiring Now That Joe Biden Will Pick Their Replacements Jennifer Bendery, HuffPost

Judges with criminal defense or civil rights backgrounds are rare in federal court. We need more. Nadia L. Farjood, San Diego Union-Tribune

Why We Need Public Financing for Prosecutor Election Campaigns Rory Fleming, Filter Magazine

The Prosecutors’ Union That’s Suing George Gascón Has A History Of Zealous Opposition To Reform Piper French, The Appeal

Stop the attempt to derail DA George Gascón’s criminal justice reforms Erwin Chemerinsky and Miriam Aroni Krinsky, Los Angeles Times

Virginia is on the verge of abolishing the death penalty. Other states should follow suit. Editorial Board, Washington Post

Bipartisan Group of Former, Current Attorneys General Joins Call to End Federal Death Penalty Meghan Roos, Newsweek

Feds withheld info on virus cases following executions Michael Balsamo and Michael Tarm, AP News

With a stalled court system, some Texas jails are dangerously overcrowded in the pandemic Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

The High-Risk Group Left Out of New York’s Vaccine Rollout Troy Closson, New York Times

Left in the Dark to Die Keith Osmun, The Bulwark

AM Stories

How to Defeat America’s Homegrown Insurgency Robert Grenier, New York Times

We’ve Had a White Supremacist Coup Before. History Buried It. Edwin Rios, Mother Jones

A 2009 warning about right-wing extremism was engulfed by politics. There are signs it’s happening again. Brett Murphy, Will Carless, Marisa Kwiatkowski, and Tricia L. Nadolny, USA Today

Probe of Capitol riot swells further Josh Gerstein, Politico

US prosecutors eye 400 potential suspects, expect sedition charges ‘very soon’ in Jan. 6 Capitol breach Spencer S. Hsu, Rachel Weiner, and Devlin Barrett, Washington Post

Zip Tie Guy Might Be Prime Candidate for Exceedingly Rare Sedition Charge, Prosecutors Reveal Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Fears grow that efforts to combat US domestic terrorism can hurt minorities Noa Yachot, The Guardian

We Should Be Very Worried About Joe Biden’s “Domestic Terrorism” Bill Luke Savage, Jacobin

Can Abolition Work in an Age of Right-Wing Extremism? Neil Gong and Heath Pearson, The Atlantic

Do Black lives matter to Congress? The fate of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act will tell us Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

9 Houston officers charged, including 1 with murder, in probe of deadly 2019 raid Tim Stelloh, NBC News

Legal observers sue Philly police, alleging brutality at Walter Wallace Jr. protests Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Minneapolis settles first lawsuit against police stemming from Floyd protests Randy Furst, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Austin May Use Money Cut From Police Budget To Buy Permanent Supportive Housing Meg O’Connor, The Appeal