PM Stories

They’re Going Back to Prison. But They Didn’t Commit New Crimes. Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project

‘A living hell’: Inside US prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic Daniel Moritz-Rabson, Al Jazeera

Why is COVID Spreading in Connecticut Prisons? Chandra Bozelko, The Crime Report

California Prison Authorities Have Yet to Learn Lessons From Major COVID-19 Outbreaks, Advocates Warn Kerry Klein, KQED

Sacramento County begins vaccinating jail inmates after major COVID-19 outbreak Michael Finch II, Sacramento Bee

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

COVID-19 Lawsuit: State agrees to release 3,500 prison inmates (North Carolina) WITN

What Happened When Life Sentences Got Out of Control Sonny Mazzone, Reason

Tennessee Supreme Court Considering Whether To End Strict Life Sentences For Juveniles Samantha Max, WKMS

Virginia Bans Mental Health Evidence in Trials. Lawmakers Could Soon Change This Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

He wants to kick Jim Crow out of the California Constitution Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times

Bobby Shmurda’s First Day Out Frazier Tharpe, GQ

AM Stories

What Will Merrick Garland Do About the Capitol Attack? Jeremy Stahl, Slate

Democratic leader says AG may look at Trump in Capitol riot probe Meg Cunningham, ABC News

The Legal Fallout Trump Still Faces From the Capitol Riots David Yaffe-Bellany, Bloomberg

The Law that Can Bring Down the Capitol Attackers Garrett Epps, Washington Monthly

The Justice Department is facing a tougher climb trying to keep Capitol rioters locked up Katelyn Polantz and Hannah Rabinowitz, CNN

Domestic Terror Still Thorny Issue for Lawmakers After Capitol Attack Brandi Buchman, Courthouse News

Dems clash over Biden-era police bill after ‘defund’ attacks Heather Caygle and Sarah Ferris, Politico

How Are Activists Managing Dissension Within the ‘Defund the Police’ Movement? Josiah Bates, Time

House Democrats reintroduce police reform bill named in honor of George Floyd Paul LeBlanc, CNN

Supreme Court Weighs Limits of ‘Hot Pursuit’ by Police Adam Liptak, New York Times

Reports: Justice Department ramps up George Floyd investigation into former officer Derek Chauvin N’dea Yancey-Bragg, USA Today

‘System is broken’: Black community expresses anger, fatigue after officers cleared in Daniel Prude’s death Tracy Schuhmacher, Robert Bell, and Jay Cannon, USA Today

A New Report Shows Elijah McClain Was Killed by a Cascade of Constitutional Violations Jacob Sullum, Reason

More Than Two Years After Viral Chokehold Video, NYPD Officer Has Faced No Discipline Alice Speri, The Intercept

The Hanau Protocols: Aftermath of a Deadly Racist Attack  Özlem Gezer and Timofey Neshitov, Der Spiegel

Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. and the Voices of ‘Resistance’ Reggie Ugwu, New York Times