PM Stories

‘A death sentence’: US prisons could receive COVID vaccines last despite being hotspots Kiran Misra, The Guardian

Inmates at St. Louis jail set fires, break windows over coronavirus restrictions, concerns Heather Hollingsworth, USA Today

After St. Louis jail unrest, inmates’ advocates allege desperate conditions while officials defend pandemic response Eric Berger and Mark Berman, Washington Post

Death row inmate convicted in Harris County case dies after battling COVID, other health issues Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle

Advocates Call For Reform As ‘People Are Needlessly Dying In Prison’ During The Pandemic Allison Sherry, Colorado Public Radio

The Biden Administration Can Act on Criminal Justice Reform Now Lisa Freeland and David Patton, Newsweek

Big challenge: Biden is pressed to end federal death penalty Michael Tarm, AP News

Virginia Poised To Become 23rd State To End Death Penalty Scott Shackford, Reason

Arizona lawmakers seek to reverse four decades of tough-on-crime policies Howard Fischer, Tucson.com

How progressive district attorneys are leading the charge to fix our broken justice system Katrina van den Heuvel, Washington Post

Archaic ‘tough-on-crime’ holdouts are refusing to let George Gascón do his job Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

Judge tells LA District Attorney Gascón he can’t limit three-strikes charges Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle

‘Philly DA’ docuseries delves into Larry Krasner’s battle for progressive criminal justice reform Allie Miller, Philly Voice

The Investigation review – Kim Wall drama offers a new kind of true crime Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian

Papers rethink past crime reporting: Fresh start or a cover-up? Stephen Humphries, Christian Science Monitor

AM Stories

Arrested in Capitol Riot: Organized Militants and a Horde of Radicals Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Grace Ashford, Denise Lu, Eleanor Lutz, Alex Leeds Matthews, and Karen Yourish, New York Times

At the Capitol on Jan. 6, Veterans Fought on Both Sides of an American Battle Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times

How the Military Turns Troops Into Extremists Jasper Craven, New Republic

Pentagon orders pause across military to address extremism in its ranks Dan De Luce and Mosheh Gains, NBC News

Shell-shocked and angry: Inside the Capitol Police force a month after the deadly attack Peter Nickeas, Whitney Wild, and Zachary Cohen, CNN

A Kentucky deputy went to Trump’s DC rally. Now he’s under investigation at home. Jon Schuppe, NBC News

Of Course the Police Didn’t Keep the Capitol ‘Safe.’ That’s Not Their Job Katie Way, Vice

Kyle Rittenhouse’s Lawyers: Cops Told Us to Lie About Where He’s Living Paul Blest, Vice News

Kyle Rittenhouse’s ‘disappearance’ exposes the absurdity of cash bail Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

Republicans Respond to Black Lives Matter with Anti-Protest Bills Sophie Quinton, PEW Stateline

Politically Charged: Officials create ‘fictional gang’ to punish phoenix protesters Dave Biscobing, ABC15

Rochester mayor offers police reform proposals after a 9-year-old girl is handcuffed and pepper-sprayed Mirna Alsharif, CNN

In the first six months of health care professionals replacing police officers, no one they encountered was arrested David Sachs, Denverite

Protest art covered shuttered businesses for months at Black Lives Matter Plaza. Now it has a new home. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post