PM Stories

COVID-19 is Spreading Faster Than Ever. Jail Populations are Surging, Too Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal

New Surge of COVID Is Spreading “Like Wildfire” in Illinois Prisons Brian Dolinar, Truthout

State Rescinds ‘Good Time’ For Vaccine Offer To Prisoners After Baker Intervenes Deborah Becker, WBUR

Parole boards approved fewer releases in 2020 than in 2019, despite the raging pandemic Tiana Herring, Prison Policy Initiative

What the Pandemic Revealed About ‘Progressive’ Prosecutors Malik Neal, New York Times

The Next Step in Reform: Defund Prosecutors? Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Inside One Prosecutor’s Revolt Against DA Gascón’s Criminal Justice Agenda Frank Stoltze, LAist

What two California recall efforts say about criminal justice reform Patrisse Cullors, Los Angeles Times

Delays in Garland hearing, and in replacing US attorneys, put justice reform in jeopardy Shay Bilchik and Miriam Krinsky, USA Today

Trump Turned the Justice System Into a Black Box. Biden Could Fix It Ethan Corey, The Appeal

A GOP Governor and BLM Activists Agreed on Restoring Voting Rights to Felons. Will It Last? Kaila Philo, Politico

Nearly 20 Million Americans Have a Felony Record. What Happens After They’ve Served Their Time? Jennifer Szalai, New York Times

The Lion, the Polygamist, and the Biofuel Scam Vince Beiser, Wired

‘Philly DA’ Is A Fascinating Profile Of Progressive Politics In Action Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist

The Ripper is a refreshing reframing of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper case Aja Romano, Vox

The Best Documentaries of 2021 Challenge Our Memory of the Past Brady Langmann, Esquire

AM Stories

What Experts on Extremism Want From the Biden Administration James D. Walsh, New York Magazine

‘A Long Time Coming’: Given DHS Warning, A Look At US Domestic Extremism Threats Steve Inskeep, NPR

The Rich Mothers of the Insurrection Nina Burleigh, New Republic

People Died at the Capitol. Can Rioters Be Held Accountable? Shaila Dewan, New York Times

Charged With Murder Without Killing Anyone (2015) Christie Thompson, The Marshall Project

He Threatened Pelosi. Agents Didn’t Wait to See if He Really Meant It. Nicole Hong, New York Times

DOJ Touts ‘Mind-Blowing’ Scale Of Criminal Investigation Into Capitol Attack Andrew Solender, Forbes

Law used to prosecute Capitol riot, Black Lives Matter violence under fire as racist Josh Gerstein, Politico

Report Calls for Screening, Removal of ‘Racist’ Cops Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

State Lawmakers Are Pushing New Bills To Reduce Reliance On Police Meg O’Connor, The Appeal

New York City Council Proposes Sweeping NYPD Reforms Eric Umansky and Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica

They Supported ‘Defund the Police.’ Then the Mayoral Campaign Began. Jeffery C. mays and Emma G. Fitzsimmons, New York Times

The Entanglements Between Policing, Surveillance, and Moving Images Dan Schindel, Hyperallergic