PM Stories

Abolish the Federal Death Penalty Elizabeth Bruenig, New York Times

Executioners sanitized accounts of death in federal cases Michael Tarm, AP News

They Covered Trump’s Executions Despite The Risk Of COVID-19. Then They Got Sick. Melissa Jeltsen and Jessica Schulberg, HuffPost

Ionia prison fights nation’s largest cluster of contagious UK COVID-19 variant Detroit News

More Than Half of All Inmates in Wisconsin Prisons Have Tested Positive for COVID Arvind Dilawar, The Nation

People In Texas Jails Are ‘Freezing,’ Without Hot Food Or Running Water Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, HuffPost

Power cuts off heat at Fort Worth juvenile detention center, where 105 children are held Nichole Manna, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Report calls on Michigan prison system to sharply reduce its use of solitary confinement Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press

Missouri Repealed its Harshest Drug Law. Hundreds Were Left Behind Danny Wicentowski, Riverfront Times

Reviewing Measure 11: Advocates seek reform, prosecutors argue it works fine Virginia Barreda, Salem Statesman Journal

Los Angeles DA George Gascón Leaves California’s Powerful DA Association Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal

Oakland prosecutor takes steps to resentence ‘juvenile lifers’ Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press

‘I thought I was going to die in prison’: Colorado juvenile lifer walks free after 24 years Dacia Johnson and Matt Jablow, 9News

AM Stories

Can Police Agencies Weed Out Far-Right Extremists? The Crime Report

Police Forces Have Long Tried to Weed Out Extremists in the Ranks. Then Came the Capitol Riot. Neil MacFarquhar, New York Times

Biden DHS plans to expand grants for studying, preventing domestic violent extremism Julia Ainsley, NBC News

A Domestic Terrorism Law Is Debated Anew After Capitol Riot Rachael Levy, Wall Street Journal

Joe Biden’s Evolution on Gun Policy Chip Brownlee, The Trace

Biden’s White House Is Ready to Tackle Gun Violence. Black-Led Groups Hope They Won’t Be Excluded. Samantha Michaels and Kara Voght, Mother Jones

Reparations bill tests Biden and Harris on racial justice Maya King, Politico

Trump left behind a clemency mess. The clock’s ticking for Biden to solve it. Anita Kumar, Politico

A Million-Dollar Pardon Offer at the Trump Hotel Peter Stone, The Atlantic

Make police reform a top priority of Biden DOJ Editorial Board, Seattle Times

Los Angeles DA and George Floyd’s family add voices to LAPD mock-valentine photo outrage Kim Christensen and Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Maryland bill would make it easier to sue police officers for brutality in state court Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post

Police Unions Lose Bid to Keep Disciplinary Records a Secret Benjamin Weiser, New York Times

New Massachusetts Law Paves the Way for Police-Free Schools Rachel M. Cohen, The Appeal

The Law Professor Who Trained with the DC Police Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker