PM Stories

The Ghoulish, Bipartisan Tradition of Death at the Southern Border Hilary Beaumont, New Republic

A Deportation Nightmare in the Bronx Eric Lach, The New Yorker

America’s Immigration System Is a COVID Superspreader Eli M. Cahan, Scientific American

Vulnerable Inmates Left in Prison as COVID Rages Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times

Families of prisoners hospitalized with COVID-19 say they’re not notified until too late Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times

We Asked People Behind Bars How They Feel About Getting Vaccinated Nicole Lewis, The Marshall Project

Of Louisiana state prison inmates now eligible for COVID vaccine, 85% have opted in Lea Skene, The Advocate

Why are thousands of inmates being released early from prison in NC? Savannah Levins, WCNC

Biden’s secret weapon for criminal justice reform German Lopez, Vox

A Massive Criminal Justice Reform Bill Is Now Law In Illinois. What Happens Next? DeAsia Paige and Kelsey Landis, St. Louis Public Radio

California Supreme Court Rules Teens Under 16 Can’t Be Tried as Adults Nathan Solis, Courthouse News

New Orleans DA Jason Williams granting new trials to 22 convicted by split juries Matt Sledge, NOLA.com

How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognition Kashmir Hill, New York Times

Witnessing executions: Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Frank Green reflects on more than 30 years of covering the death penalty Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch

How ‘The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel’ Misses the Real Story of Elisa Lam EJ Dickson, Rolling Stone

AM Stories

Mass shootings hit a record high in 2020. Can COVID-19 vaccines bring peace in 2021? Marco della Cava and Mike Stucka, USA Today

Can We Lower Urban Violence Without Police? Isidoro Rodriguez, The Crime Report

Push for police reform creates rift in Maryland’s Democratic caucus Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post

Defund the police? Ohio city backtracks on diverting money. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Christian Science Monitor

43 Cases, No Convictions: Prosecuting the Police Falters in New York Sarah Maslin Nir, Jonah E. Bromwich, and Benjamin Weiser, New York Times

How the release of Daniel Prude grand jury records could create new legal terrain in NY Gary Craig, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Maryland Senate committee signs off on criminal penalties for police officers who use excessive force Bryn Stole, Baltimore Sun

Kentucky Senate passes bill to restrict no-knock warrants Piper Hudspeth Blackburn, AP News

Black Lives Matter-LA launches campaign against law enforcement unions David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times

Why a majority-minority panel backed Erika Shields to lead Louisville police Janelle Griffith, NBC News

The Violence Interrupter in the Mayor’s Office J. Brian Charles, The Trace

From cops to robbers: Read an excerpt from Sun reporter Justin Fenton’s ‘We Own This City’ Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun

The Merit, Thrills, Boredom and Fear of Police Work Maurice Chammah, New York Times