PM Stories

COVID-19 Killed My Husband in Jail. So Did Democrats’ Indifference. Cassandra Greer-Lee, Current Affairs

Prisons contribute to racial imbalance in COVID-19 impact in NC Jordan Wilkie, Carolina Public Press

NC claims fewer prisoners died of COVID than documents show. Why does that matter? Hannah Critchfield, North Carolina Health News

COVID-19 infects half of Wisconsin inmates, five times the overall state rate Vanessa Swales, Cap Times

Mental health crisis feared in Colorado jails and prisons due to COVID-19 lockdowns Moe Clark, Colorado Newsline

When The Prison Banned Board Games, We Played Chess In Our Minds Harlin Pierce, The Marshall Project

The nation’s oldest juvenile lifer, Joe Ligon, left a Pa. prison after 68 years Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

‘They don’t deserve to die in prison’: Gov. Wolf grants clemency to 13 lifers Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Broad coalition recommends emergency detention improvements Scott Bauer, Journal Times

Major Criminal Justice Overhaul Proposed By DC Task Force Mark Hand, Patch

How did the changing architecture of jails reflect prison reform in St. Louis? Chris Naffziger, St. Louis Magazine

A photographer and a prisoner ruminate on life’s limitations in ‘The Parameters of Our Cage’ Kenneth Dickerman, Washington Post

 In ‘Crime Scene,’ Joe Berlinger Investigates True-Crime Obsession Chris Vognar, New York Times

Netflix’s “Crime Scene” Elisa Lam Doc Takes On Internet Sleuths Alessa Dominguez, BuzzFeed News

AM Stories

Trumpism Is Violence David Frum, The Atlantic

When Trump started his speech before the Capitol riot, talk on Parler turned to civil war Aleszu Bajak, Jessica Guynn, and Mitchell Thorson, USA Today

Oath Keepers Plotting Before Capitol Riot Awaited ‘Direction’ From Trump, Prosecutors Say Alan Feuer, New York Times

More Proud Boys Arrested on Capitol-Riot Conspiracy Charges Khadeeja Safdar and Aruna Viswanatha, Wall Street Journal

Former FBI official, a Navy veteran, is ‘key figure’ in Jan. 6 riot, prosecutors allege Rachel Weiner and Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Signs Military ‘Stand Down’ Memo To Address Extremism Jason Slotkin, NPR

Legislatures divided over response to calls for social justice and police reform Deon J. Hampton, NBC News

Policing by the Numbers Council on Criminal Justice

Percentage of Government Spending on Police Unchanged in 40 Years: Study Isidoro Rodriguez, The Crime Report

No indictment for two Buffalo police officers charged for pushing 75-year-old protester Maki Becker, Patrick Lakamp, and Harold McNeil, Buffalo News

Summer of Violent Policing Means More Federal Review for Portland Police Karina Brown, Courthouse News

The City Where Police Unleash Dogs On Black Teens Bryn Stole and Grace Toohey, The Marshall Project

US Marshals Act Like Local Police With More Violence and Less Accountability Simone Weichselbaum, Sachi McClendon, and Uriel J. Garcia, The Marshall Project/USA Today