PM Stories

Trump’s Execution Spree Laid Bare the Death Penalty’s Fundamental Flaws Sister Helen Prejean, The Nation

After Trump’s Execution Spree, Lingering Trauma and a Push for Abolition Liliana Segura, The Intercept

Federal executions likely a COVID superspreader Michael Tarm, Michael Balsamo, and Michael R. Sisak, AP News

‘Deep indifference to human suffering’ at Harris County Jail, lawyers say Gabrielle Banks and Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle

Trapped in the Dungeon Adamu Chan, Slate

Medical parole not always compassionate Sarah Betancourt, Commonwealth Magazine

A Last-Minute Trump Move Threatens to Send Released Prisoners Back to Prison After the Pandemic Madison Pauly, Mother Jones

New York Under Fire for Vaccinating Prison Staff, Not Inmates Nina Pullano, Courthouse News

Alabama legislators begin tackling prison reform but won’t repeal ‘three-strikes’ sentencing law Brian Lyman, Montgomery Advertiser

Too many prosecutors are only doing half the job Derick D. Daily, Newark Star-Ledger

‘It’s a showdown’: California district attorneys battle over criminal justice reforms Anita Chabria and James Queally, Los Angeles Times

John Legend, tech tycoons and aggrieved cops: Who’s funding the Philly DA race Ryan Briggs and Max Marin, WHYY

Life Without Parole For ‘Felony Murder’: Pa. Case Targets Sentencing Law Carrie Johnson, NPR

With Death Penalty Abolition, Virginia Is Becoming a Test Lab for Progressive Reform Jeremy Stahl, Slate

The Breathtaking Ingenuity of Incarcerated Artists Leslie Jamison, The Atlantic

Filmmaker Garrett Bradley on Time in the Criminal Justice System Rebecca McCray, ACLU

AM Stories

Feds Drop The Hammer On The Capitol Insurrectionists Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPost

Facing ‘significant influx’ of Capitol siege cases, DOJ issues ‘urgent’ internal plea for help to offices across country Mike Levine, ABC News

Bipartisan support emerges for domestic-terror bills as experts warn threat may last ’10 to 20 years’ Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post

Prosecuting Every Participant in the Capitol Riot Is a Mistake Ben Burgis, The Nation

Police have enough power. The Capitol riots shouldn’t give them more. Talia Lavin, MSNBC

It will take more than the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to fix our broken system John Rappaport and Ben Grunwald, Washington Post

Grand jury charges Columbus officer with felony murder in shooting of Andre Hill Jerusalem Demsas, Vox

Prosecutors Seek to Reinstate Third-Degree Murder Charge in George Floyd Case Andy Monserud, Courthouse News

LAPD’s handling of summer protests criticized as independent review nears completion Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Defund or reform UC campus police? Sharp disagreement surfaces Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times

In El Paso, Joining Border Patrol Offers a Rare Path to Financial Security. But for Some Immigrant Kids, It’s Complicated Roberto José Andrade Franco, Texas Monthly

‘At the Ready’ Review: This Riveting High School Doc Illuminates America’s Culture of Policing Christian Blauvelt, IndieWire

Documentary ‘Down A Dark Stairwell’ Examines Divergent Responses To Racism In Policing Erin Trahan, WBUR