PM Stories

America’s Hidden Gulag Jacob Kang-Brown and Jack Norton, New York Review of Books

“It’s Terrifying, It’s Almost Crippling”: Texas Jails and Prisons Are Freezing Over Madison Pauly, Mother Jones

Inside Frigid Texas Prisons: Broken Toilets, Disgusting Food, Few Blankets Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

Unprepared for COVID, Texas Women’s Prison Was Equally Unprepared for Uri Victoria Law, Truthout

Judge Denies Injunction, Won’t Force Mass. To Release Prisoners Due To Pandemic Deborah Becker, WBUR

Bail reform reduced jail populations, but racial disparities worsened Kay Dervishi, City & State New York

DPIC Special Report: The Innocence Epidemic Death Penalty Information Center

Kansas Man Dies Just Months After Exoneration of Murder Arya Hodjat, Daily Beast

The scars of solitary: Albert Woodfox on freedom after 44 years in a concrete cell Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

He’s looking forward to ‘a better everything’ Karen Heller, Washington Post

DA dropping death penalty in Whittier cop killing case Ruby Gonzales, Whittier Daily News

Whose Fault is Michael Christopher Mejia? (2018) Abbie VanSickle and Richard Winton, The Marshall Project

‘Allen v. Farrow’ and ‘Framing Britney Spears’ Offer Cultural Justice in Lieu of Criminal Justice Libby Hill, IndieWire

AM Stories

Justice Dept. Confronts Increasingly Complex Capitol Riot Inquiry Katie Benner, New York Times

US alleges wider Oath Keepers conspiracy, adds more defendants in Jan. 6 Capitol riot Spencer S. Hsu and Rachel Weiner, Washington Post

After Oath Keepers charges, could feds accuse Capitol attackers of conspiring to overthrow US government? Kevin McCoy and Kevin Johnson, USA Today

6 Capitol Police officers suspended, 29 others being investigated for alleged roles in riot Whitney Wild and Paul LeBlanc, CNN

Pennsylvania Police Officer Charged for Involvement in Capitol Riot: “No Regrets” Daniel Politi, Slate

The link from MAGA riot to white supremacy in US policing MSNBC

How George Floyd’s Death Is Pushing Minneapolis to Rethink Public Safety Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal

Chicago police showed ‘confusion and lack of coordination’ that endangered protesters, officers last May, city watchdog concludes in scathing report Dan Hinkel, Annie Sweeney, and Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

Watchdog report: Some Chicago cops didn’t report use of force or wear body cameras during summer protests, unrest Grace Hauck, USA Today

Steps toward police reform, but a misstep on disciplinary actions Editorial Board, Seattle Times

Push and pull over Los Angeles policing hits roadways and transit Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

More than a decade after shootings of Black suspects, feds end oversight of Miami police Charles Rabin and Joey Flechas, Miami Herald

Civilian Oversight as a Police Accountability Mechanism Brett Raffish, Lawfare