PM Stories

Study: 1 in 7 US prisoners is serving life, and two-thirds of those are people of color Tom Jackman, Washington Post

How Mass Incarceration Fuels Cycle of Poverty Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Prosecutors Must Add Sentencing Review Units to Their Offices Molly Greene, The Appeal

Prison reform is slow, but could the will to change be growing? Eva Wiseman, The Guardian

10 death row inmates in Oklahoma could get new trials Sean Murphy, AP News

This Wayne County, Michigan, program is helping exonerate people for crimes they didn’t commit. Now it’s going statewide Sahar Akbarzai, CNN

New no cash bail law provides hope for those in Chicago who’ve been unable to pay Elvia Malagón, Chicago Sun-Times

Virginia Lawmakers Sign Off On Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Jason Slotkin, NPR

A Farm-to-Table Reprieve From the Punishment of Prison Food Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times

Cat and Mouse The Atavist

Berlin Review: ‘Ted K’ Delves Into World Of The Unabomber Anna Smith, Deadline

True-Crime Podcast ‘Lost Hills’ Investigates Mysterious Malibu Campground Murder Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone

AM Stories

More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Tal Axelrod, The Hill

FBI Said to Have Singled Out Potential Assailant in Capitol Officer’s Death Katie Benner and Adam Goldman, New York Times

Capitol riot defendants facing jail have regrets. Judges aren’t buying it. Rachel Weiner and Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post

The Last Time the Justice Department Prosecuted a Seditious Conspiracy Case Jacob Schulz, Lawfare

Battling the Mob, a Black Officer Came Face to Face With Racism Luke Broadwater, New York Times

Search And Destroy: Rooting Out Extremism In The Military And The Police WAMU

10 Largest US Cities Will Spend More on Police Than Public Health This Year Ella Fassler, Truthout

A California Man Died After Cops Knelt on His Neck During a Mental Health Call. Then the Department Tried To Hide It. Billy Binion, Reason

A Special Unit to Prosecute Police Killings Has No Convictions Sarah Maslin Nir, Jonah E. Bromwich, and Benjamin Weiser, New York Times

Why are cops rarely charged or convicted when they kill in the line of duty? Annie McDonough, City & State New York

Sheriff’s Department reform in Antelope Valley has lagged for years, court monitors say Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times

Black Chicago police officers band together for new voice during reckoning over racism in law enforcement Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune

Berkeley City Council Passes Sweeping Reforms to Limit Police Traffic Stops Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal