PM Stories

The Infernal Challenge of Ending “Kids In Cages” Felipe De La Hoz, New Republic

ICE has no clear plan for vaccinating thousands of detained immigrants fighting deportation Maria Sachetti, Washington Post

“Hell No”: Correctional Officers Are Declining The Coronavirus Vaccine En Masse Nicole Lewis and Michael Sisak, The Marshall Project

NYC Jail-Related COVID Fatalities at Least Double Official Three Who Died in Custody Jacob Geanous, The City

2 inmates begged for release from federal prison in NJ where coronavirus raged. They both died of COVID. Joe Atmonavage, NJ Advance Media

Lawmakers propose sentencing reforms as state prisons near crisis. Will any pass? Grace Toohey, Orlando Sentinel

The pandemic’s unintended consequence – bail reform in Cuyahoga County Leila Atassi, Cleveland.com

Ninth Circuit Weighs Whether Inmates Are Constitutionally Entitled to Direct Sunlight Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News

Connecticut’s sole supermax prison is closing. What comes next for the men who used to be on death row? Kelan Lyons, Connecticut Mirror

Are Life Sentences a Merciful Alternative to the Death Penalty? Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

Justice Derailed: America’s Legacy of Sentencing the Innocent Osagie N. Okoruwa, The Crime Report

Everyone knows Lamar Johnson is innocent. Why won’t Missouri give him a new trial? Editorial Board, Kansas City Star

Missouri Prosecutors Lack the Power to Right a Wrongful Conviction Jordan Smith, The Intercept

#FreeHer Campaign Wants Clemency For 100 Women In Biden’s First 100 Days Cheryl Corley, WBUR

Texas Rangers stop using hypnosis after Dallas Morning News investigation reveals dubious science Lauren McGaughy, Dallas Morning News

“Hopefully He Won’t End Up Robbing Banks Again”: The Wild Life of Nico Walker Nate Rogers, The Ringer

Crime and Hollywood Matt Gallagher, The Intercept

AM Stories

How laws allow the world’s largest police departments to use lethal force Ankita Rao, The Guardian

A California town was promised police reform – then police got involved Aaron Miguel Cantú, The Guardian

LAPD Severely Mishandled George Floyd Protests, Report Finds Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, John Eligon, and Will Wright, New York Times

Over 700 Complaints About NYPD Officers Abusing Black Lives Matter Protesters, Then Silence Eric Umansky, Mother Jones

I Was Charged With a Felony for Demanding Justice for Breonna Taylor Rep. Attica Scott with Claire Lampen, New York Magazine

Federal look into Breonna Taylor’s death casts a wider net Dylan Lovan, Washington Post

At the heart of Derek Chauvin’s trial is this question: What killed George Floyd? Lenny Bernstein and Holly Bailey, Washington Post

The Third-Degree Murder Charge Against Derek Chauvin Has Been Reinstated Tasneem Nashrulla, BuzzFeed News

Adding third-degree murder to Derek Chauvin case improves prosecution’s odds, attorneys say Chao Xiong, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Austin officer charged with murder in Michael Ramos’ death as lawmakers file bills making it harder to withhold body camera footage Reese Oxner and Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

“Defund the police” made headlines. What does it look like now? CBS News