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Trump’s Death Penalty Zeal May Pave the Way for Its Demise Maurice Chammah, Daily Beast

Since 1608, Virginia has executed more people than any other state. It may now abolish the death penalty. Peter Dujardin, Virginian-Pilot

Victims’ Families Want Virginia to End The Death Penalty Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

Is an Innocent Man Still Languishing on Death Row? Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

He was freed with the help of the judge who sentenced him. Now he’s fighting for prison reform Wesley Bruer and Dianne Gallagher, CNN

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

Private prisons aren’t uniquely heinous. All prisons are abusive. John Pfaff, Washington Post

California Corrections Dept. Caused Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak At San Quentin: Report Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, HuffPost

With 13,000 infected, 100 dead of COVID-19 in Pa. prisons, advocates urge faster releases Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Texas prisons have doled out thousands of COVID-19 vaccines – but none have gone to prisoners who get the virus at high rates Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Judge orders Oregon to offer prison inmates COVID-19 vaccines immediately Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Judge Mulls DA Union Request to Stop Top Prosecutor From Enforcing Directives Bill Hetherman, (Los Angeles) City News Service

The California District Attorneys Association Is Failing Californians Sydney Kamlager, The Appeal

AM Stories

The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government. AC Thompson, Lila Hassan, and Karim Hajj, ProPublica/Frontline

100 days of warning: inside the Boogaloo killings of US security personnel Lois Beckett, The Guardian

Rioters Followed a Long Conspiratorial Road to the Capitol Elizabeth Williamson, New York Times

The Capitol Rioters Aren’t Like Other Extremists Robert A. Pape and Keven Ruby, The Atlantic

A Pennsylvania Mother’s Path to Insurrection Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker

‘He Invited Us’: Accused Capitol Rioters Blame Trump In Novel Legal Defense Jan Wolfe, HuffPost

Inquiry Has Not Found Evidence to Charge Officer in Rioter’s Death at Capitol Katie Benner, New York Times

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Police No Evil Jennifer Earl and David Cunningham, Lawfare

“That Could Have Been Me”: The People Derek Chauvin Choked Before George Floyd Jamiles Lartey and Abbie VanSickle, The Marshall Project

Rochester police handcuffed and pepper-sprayed a 9-year-old girl, body-cam footage shows Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post

‘She Could Have Been Hurt Worse’: Police Union Defends Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed 9-Year-Old Girl Billy Binion, Reason

Let Civilians Run for Sheriff Again, New California Bill Proposes Katie Jane Fernelius, The Appeal

Austin Experiments With Moving Police Dollars to Homeless Housing Alissa Walker, New York Magazine

Did “defund the police” lead to an increase in murder? Almost certainly not Igor Derysh, Salon

KJ Brooks Went Viral For Lambasting A Police Board. She’s Just Getting Started. Kyna Doles, HuffPost