PM Stories

Illinois Becomes First State to Eliminate Cash Bail Maria Cramer, New York Times

Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty Denise LaVoie and Sarah Rankin, AP News

Merrick Garland says he has ‘great’ concern about federal use of the death penalty, which surged under Trump Kevin Johnson, USA Today

The Government Has Not Explained How These 13 People Were Selected to Die Elizabeth Bruenig, New York Times

Donald Trump Executioners May Have Misled Courts, Sparking Calls for Investigation Khaleda Rahman, Newsweek

Judge delays death-penalty trial amid pandemic concerns Bill Rankin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Lessons From California Prison Where COVID ‘Spread Like Wildfire’ Kerry Klein, California Healthline

Incarcerated Artist, Orlando Smith, Illustrates Life at San Quentin During Pandemic Aparna Komarla, Davis Vanguard

The Case for Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccines in Prisons and Jails Emily A. Wang, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, and Lisa B. Puglisi, The Appeal

40% of inmates in California’s corrections system have been vaccinated for COVID-19 Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times

Prisoners in Massachusetts are getting their COVID-19 vaccines – and reduced sentences Maria Morava and Saba Hamedy, CNN

The Presumption of Freedom Alison Siegler and Kate M. Harris, New York Times

Bobby Shmurda Is Coming Home. What Happens Next? Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, NPR

“Test Pattern,” Reviewed: A Brilliant Debut Examines the Aftermath of Sexual Assault Richard Brody, The New Yorker

How The Hosts Of My Favorite Murder Built A True Crime Empire On Empathy Emma Dibdin, Elle

The Awful Intimacy of Allen v. Farrow Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic

Netflix’s True Crime Boom Is at a Dangerous Crossroads Jessica Cullen, Slate

AM Stories

What’s the Justice Department Actually For? David A. Graham, The Atlantic

At stake in Senate hearing Tuesday: The story of the Capitol riot, and who is responsible Mike DeBonis and Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post

Garland, at Confirmation Hearing, Vows to Fight Domestic Extremism Katie Benner and Charlie Savage, New York Times

How the Oklahoma City bombing case prepared Merrick Garland to take on domestic terrorism Matt Zapotosky and Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post

The 150-Year Prosecution of White Supremacy Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

How the Federal Government Investigates and Prosecutes Domestic Terrorism Eric Halliday and Rachael Hanna, Lawfare

Jail Won’t Solve White Supremacist Violence. Here’s How to Truly Confront It. Kay Whitlock, Truthout

No, we do not need a new law against domestic terrorism Cynthia M. Deitle and Wade Henderson, Washington Post

Republicans Push Anti-Protest laws in 25 States, Protect Drivers Who Hit Demonstrators Benjamin Fearnow, Newsweek

Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Want to Ban the Word Victim at Their Trial Caroline E. Light and Janae E. Thomas, Slate

Independent review faults Aurora police for stop preceding Elijah McClain’s death, subsequent investigation Jesse Paul and Lucy Haggard, Colorado Sun

Abuse Of Force: How Mt. Vernon’s Narcotics Squad Fell Apart, Thanks To A Whistleblower Cop George Joseph, Gothamist

Los Angeles Slashes Number of School Police Amid National Debate CJ Ciaramella, Reason

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet to Reform Policing May Be Happening in Ithaca, New York Wesley Lowery, GQ