PM Stories

Joe Biden’s Immigration Acid Test Osita Nwanevu, New Republic

Deportation as Usual as Biden Struggles to Reshape Immigration Policy Marcia Brown, American Prospect

Deported to Death David Mora and Emily Green, Vice News

After an Insider investigation, ICE reverses its claim that it asked states to vaccinate detained immigrants Nicole Einbinder, Angela Wang, and Daniel A. Gross, Insider

‘They Didn’t Listen to Us’: ICE Detainee Who Waged Hunger Strikes for COVID-19 Protections Gets Virus Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED

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

County jails move to vaccinate inmates and ICE detainees, but shortages persist Monsy Alvarado, NorthJersey.com

Whistleblowers: Software Bug Keeping Hundreds Of Inmates In Arizona Prisons Beyond Release Dates Jimmy Jenkins, KJZZ

Oklahoma County promised to fix its jail more than 10 years ago, but deaths and staffing issues continue Brianna Bailey, The Frontier

Judge Finds Missouri Public Defender Waiting List Unconstitutional Joe Harris, Courthouse News

Lawyers who were ineligible to handle serious criminal charges were given thousands of these cases anyway Samantha Hogan and Agnel Philip, ProPublica/Maine Monitor

Should Public Defenders Be Tweeting? Janet Manley, Vice

The Murder Chicago Didn’t Want to Solve Mick Dumke, ProPublica

A Botched Execution Leads To A Search For Answers In ‘Two Truths And A Lie’ Maureen Corrigan, NPR

This Year’s Biggest True Crime Podcast Falls Victim to the Wondery Approach Jody Rosen, Slate

AM Stories

‘Most Heinous Attack’: Merrick Garland Pledges to Take on Domestic Terrorism as Attorney General WJ Hennigan and Vera Bergengruen, Time

In return to Justice Department, Garland brings background in domestic terror to a nation in crisis Alexander Mallin and Luke Barr, ABC News

Merrick Garland’s Worrying Record on Criminal Justice Reform Damon Root, Reason

Merrick Garland says the Capitol riot means we can’t ‘defund the police.’ That makes no sense. Hayes Brown, MSNBC

Biden Faces Competing Pressures on Police Reform Chris Simkins, Voice of America

Biden Plans to “Reinvigorate” a Community Policing Office That Has a Dark History Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Slate

No charges against officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death Michael Hill and Carolyn Thompson, AP News

Ahmaud Arbery killing remembered one year on: ‘Keep his name alive’ Kenya Evelyn, The Guardian

Ahmaud Arbery’s death sparked some policy change, but one year later his family still awaits justice Nicquel Terry Ellis, Martin Savidge, and Angela Barajas, CNN

With New Grand Jury, Justice Department Revives Investigation Into Death of George Floyd Tim Arango and Katie Benner, New York Times

Update On A Movement: How ‘Defunding Police’ Is Playing Out In Austin, Texas NPR

Berkeley to consider sweeping police reforms including taking cops off routine traffic stops Sarah Ravani, San Francisco Chronicle

NYC to test no-police mental crisis response in Harlem Jennifer Peltz, ABC News

Police Commission reinstates one of LAPD’s first Black officers, undoing 120-year-old injustice Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times