PM Stories

COVID Outbreaks Devastated Prisons, but State Inmates’ Access to the Vaccine Varies Widely Ann Hinga Klein and Derek M. Norman, New York Times

US prison guards refusing vaccine despite COVID-19 outbreaks Nicole Lewis and Michael R. Sisak, AP News

Feeble Pandemic Protections at Private Texas Prison Leave People Fearing Death Behind Bars Felipe De La Hoz, The Intercept

Prisoners Keep Dying of COVID While ‘Compassionate Releases’ Stall in Court Keegan Hamilton, Samir Ferdowski, and Rob Arthur, Vice

‘It means that justice is delayed’: Courts face major backlogs as pandemic continues Nabil Remadna, KXAN

Judges Juggle Over 2,700 Cases Each as Families Wait for Day in Court Tracey Tully, New York Times

100 years after the Tulsa massacre, prison reform is long overdue in my home state of Oklahoma Mareo D. Johnson, Business Insider

Burl Cain remade Angola prison in his own image. Can he do the same with notorious Parchman? Jerry Mitchell, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting

Will Connecticut Be the First State to Make Prison Phone Calls Free? Alexander Lekhtman, Filter Magazine

Lawmakers Advance Bill to End Cash Bail in Hawaii for Low-Level Offenses Ku’uwehi Hiraishi, Hawaii Public Radio

LA County DA Marks 100 Days in Office, Touts Policies Despite Critics City News Service

Virginia Gov. Restores Voting Rights for Persons Formerly Convicted of a Felony Chris Walker, Truthout

Hope is a Discipline: Mariame Kaba on Dismantling the Carceral State The Intercept

‘Operation Varsity Blues’ Review: Failing the Ethics Test Amy Nicholson, New York Times

AM Stories

What We Know About the Atlanta-Area Massage Parlor Shootings Inae Oh, Mother Jones

Asian Americans in Atlanta stunned by shootings as advocates demand action: ‘Everyone has heard enough words’ Andrea Salcedo, Washington Post

There were 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents, mostly against women, in past year Kimmy Yam, NBC News

More Policing Is Not the Solution to Anti-Asian Violence Jason Wu, Truthout

Women and girls must be at the center of reimagining safety Andrea James, Washington Post

Women’s Safety Movement Sparked by Sarah Everard’s Murder Should Focus More on Cops and the Home Natasha Lennard, The Intercept

6 cities where police reform is shaping the race for mayor Stephanie Murray, Politico

Can Police Reform Work? A Mayor and a Historian Discuss Policing in Newark, NJ Philip Bennett, PBS Frontline

Report Finds NJ State Police History Stained by Racial Prejudice Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Derek Chauvin’s attorneys ask for jury to see evidence from 2019 George Floyd arrest Jordan Williams, The Hill

Chauvin lawyer seeks trial delay in wake of $27m George Floyd family settlement The Guardian

What is the impact of racially diverse juries? Michael Tarm, Los Angeles Times