PM Stories

Hope and Chaos on the Border Elaine Shannon, Washington Monthly

Biden takes swing at immigration reform with bill on citizenship path for 11 million Molly O’Toole, Los Angeles Times

Immigration Enforcement and the Afterlife of the Slave Ship Ryan Fontanilla, Boston Review

Migrants speak of ‘inhumane’ conditions at ICE detention centers during COVID The Guardian

Ninth Circuit Grapples With Handling of COVID Risk at ICE Detention Centers Nicholas Iovino, Courthouse News

Coronavirus outbreak hits immigration detainees before vaccine eligibility opens for jails in Illinois Elvia Malagón, Chicago Sun-Times

He Got COVID In Prison. The Government Said He Was ‘Recovered.’ Then He Died. Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost

Prisons Are Skimming Big Chunks of CARES Act Stimulus Checks Asher Stockler and Daniel Moritz-Rabson, The Intercept

NYS lawmakers, prison inmate advocates call for solitary confinement reform, improved COVID response Mikhaela Singleton, News10

Number of prison inmates serving life sentences continues to rise in Virginia and nationally, report finds Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch

No End In Sight: America’s Enduring Reliance on Life Imprisonment Ashley Nellis, The Sentencing Project

Push For Greater Arizona Prison Oversight Led By Formerly Incarcerated People, Families Jimmy Jenkins, KJZZ

States make it easier to clear up criminal records Jennifer A. Kingson, Axios

California bill would decriminalize psychedelics, paving the way for medical treatment Vivian Ho, The Guardian

Short Documentary Offers Gripping Look At Racial Targeting And Cannabis Iris Dorbian, Forbes

What an Abolitionist Exhibition Looks Like in a Carceral World Catherine Damman, Frieze

AM Stories

Far-right extremists went mainstream under Trump. The Capitol attack cements his legacy. Elizabeth Neumann, USA Today

Pizzagate’s violent legacy Michael E. Miller, Washington Post

The 150-year-old Ku Klux Klan Act being used against Trump in Capitol attack Erick Trickey, Washington Post

The Librarian War Against QAnon Barbara Fisher, The Atlantic

Senate to hold first hearing on Capitol riot security failures Ursula Perano, Axios

After Capitol Riot, Local Law Enforcement Grapple With Extremists In Their Backyards Allison Sherry, Colorado Public Radio

Law enforcement confronts an old threat: far-right extremism in the ranks Kevin Rector and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

Op-Ed: What Biden can do about bad policing Barry Friedman and Rachel Harmon, Los Angeles Times

The ‘Culture of Violence’ Inside Austin’s Police Academy Michael Barajas, Texas Observer

Police Violence Puts the Heat on Rochester Mayor as She Seeks a Third Term Meg O’Connor, The Appeal

Appeals Court Rules Against New York Police Unions, Says Misconduct Records Can Be Released CJ Ciaramella, Reason

Protesters Urged Defunding the Police. Schools in Big Cities Are Doing It. Jill Cowan, Shawn Hubler, and Kate Taylor, New York Times

Los Angeles School District Eliminates One-Third of Its Police Officers Shawn Hubler and Kate Taylor, New York Times

California Bill That Promotes Alternatives to Policing Is Back Despite Governor’s Veto Piper French, The Appeal

How the Country’s First Latino Homicide Squad Transformed Houston Policing – At Least for a While Cat Cardenas, Texas Monthly