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Local Spending on Jails Tops $25 Billion in Latest Nationwide Data PEW

‘Much More Work To Be Done’: Advocates Call for More Action Against Private Prisons After Biden’s ‘First Step’ Executive Order Madeleine Carlisle, Time

Local Jail Populations in the US on the Rise Again, State Prison Population Declines Level Off, as COVID Spreads Throughout the Prison System Vera Institute of Justice

Inspector General: California prison transfers during coronavirus caused public health disaster at San Quentin Lisa Fernandez, KTVU

Prison officials ignored warnings before inmate transfer that led to virus outbreak, watchdog says Kim Christensen, Richard Winton, and Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Watch How Quickly a COVID Outbreak Exploded Through a California Prison Madison Pauly, Mother Jones

Thousands of people infected as overcrowded KY jails create ‘reservoirs for COVID’ John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader

In lawsuit, Oregon inmates ask for immediate access to COVID-19 vaccine Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon law to decriminalize all drugs goes into effect, offering addicts rehab instead of prison Lindsay Schnell, USA Today

Kentucky Weighs Bill Restoring Felon Voting Rights The Crime Report

More Than 1,000 Open Prostitution Cases In Brooklyn Are Going To Be Wiped From The Files Otillia Steadman, BuzzFeed News

The Hard-Partying, Rock-Obsessed Nurse at the Center of a Massive Opioid Bust Olga Khazan, The Atlantic

The Gilded Age Scott Eden, The Atavist

The Investigation Will Frustrate You (on Purpose) Kathryn VanArendonk, New York Magazine

‘Halfway Home’ Makes Case That The Formerly Incarcerated Are Never Truly Free Ericka Taylor, NPR

AM Stories

QAnon and the Cultification of the American Right Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

How Trump’s Focus on Antifa Distracted Attention From the Far-Right Threat Adam Goldman, Katie Benner, and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times

‘Be ready to fight’: FBI probe of US Capitol riot finds evidence detailing coordination of an assault Devlin Barrett, Spencer S. Hsu, and Aaron C. Davis, Washington Post

Tracking the Oath Keepers Who Attacked the Capitol Stella Cooper, Ben Decker, Anjali Singhvi, and Christiaan Triebert, New York Times

2 Proud Boys face federal conspiracy charges in Capitol riot Politico

Most Capitol Insurrectionists Got To Go Home. Prosecutors Are Now Fighting To Keep Some Behind Bars. Zoe Tillman and Ema O’Connor, BuzzFeed News

US Military and Police Won’t Say If They’re Investigating Claims of Militia Members in Their Ranks Matt Cohen, Piper McDaniel, and Dan Spinelli, Mother Jones

Houston Police Chief Tries To Blame Encryption for Failure To Uncover Far-Right Cops Scott Shackford, Reason

How the LAPD and Palantir Use Data to Justify Racist Policing Mara Hvistendahl, The Intercept

They Called for Help. They’d Always Regret It. Sarah Shourd, The Atlantic

City Council Aims To “Reduce The NYPD’s Footprint” With Sweeping New Police Reforms Christopher Robbins and Yasmeen Khan, Gothamist

Virginia police task force drops use of controversial gang database Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post