PM Stories

Can LA’s top prosecutor transform the criminal justice system? Sam Levin, The Guardian

California politicians used to out-tough each other on the death penalty. No more Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times

Former death penalty prosecutors call for freeing imprisoned man Alex Wood, Journal Inquirer

As a former Alabama attorney general, I do not say this lightly: An innocent man is on our death row Bill Baxley, Washington Post

DPIC Adds Eleven Cases to Innocence List, Bringing National Death-Row Exoneration Total to 185 Death Penalty Information Center

Quarantined in Unit 7D: ‘They’re Leaving Inmates There to Die’ Brittany Hailer, Pittsburgh Current/The Crime Report

‘I Don’t Want To Die In Here’: One Woman’s Experience With COVID While Incarcerated Meghan Smith, WGBH

No longer a ‘PR nightmare’: Some Tennessee prisoners now qualify for COVID-19 vaccine Kimberlee Kruesi, Tennessean

Maryland’s prisons have teemed with coronavirus. Now, the most vulnerable inmates are getting COVID vaccines. Phillip Jackson and Jessica Anderson, Baltimore Sun

Poll: Marylanders Support Removing Governor’s Veto Over Parole Decisions Kyle C. Barry and Sean McElwee, The Appeal

New bill could provide help for Washington residents struggling with legal debt Naomi Ishisaka, Seattle Times

New York City Proposes an End to Solitary Prison Confinement Henry Goldman, Bloomberg

Unseen and Unheard: Art and Writing from Inside Prison Walls During COVID-19 Vera Institute of Justice

My Least Favorite Murder Alison Herman, The Ringer

The Victims, Rather Than The Killer, Are At The Center Of ‘Last Call’ Ilana Masad, NPR

AM Stories

Two months and nearly 300 Capitol riot arrests later, the FBI is hunting hundreds more Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA Today

‘I’ll get away with anything’: 13 not-so-greatest hits from the Capitol riot arrest records Aaron Blake, Washington Post

Person One Jessica Garrison, Ken Bensinger, and Salvador Hernandez, BuzzFeed News

White supremacists ‘seek affiliation’ with law enforcement to further their goals, internal FBI report warns Josh Margolin, ABC News

Justice Department’s Stance on Policing Faces Scrutiny as Floyd Murder Trial Begins Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Boarded up and lined with barbed wire, Minneapolis braces for murder trial in George Floyd’s death Holly Bailey, Washington Post

Derek Chauvin Goes on Trial Mary Harris, Slate

George Floyd Case: Jury Selection In Chauvin Trial Delayed Over Murder Charge Appeal Bill Chappell, NPR

A Trial Can’t Bring Justice for George Floyd Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

Police brutality, an investigation – and the officers get off the hook. It just happened again. Editorial Board, Washington Post

911 And Racism: When The Emergency Response Fuels The Emergency Katya Fels, Forbes

The Wire’s David Simon & George Pelecanos Set ‘We Own This City’ HBO Limited Series About Baltimore Police Corruption Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline