PM Stories

Infectious disease expert, former attorney general: Prioritize COVID vaccines for inmates Dr. Tom Inglesby and Alberto Gonzales, USA Today

Prisons are long-term care facilities. So why don’t inmates get priority for COVID-19 vaccination? Chandra Bozelko, Stat News

Vermont officials clash over COVID-19 vaccine priority for incarcerated people Ethan Bakuli, Burlington Free Press

Two Pa. prisons have vaccinated more than 70% of those incarcerated. An incentive program may be making a difference. Joseph Darius Jaafari and Jamie Martines, WHYY

NC prisons settle NAACP case, agree to fast-track release of 3,500 inmates Jordan Wilkie, Carolina Public Press

Now that Washington’s drug possession law has been struck down, swamped legal system faces massive do-over Sara Jean Green, Seattle Times

Washington State Shows How a Truly Progressive Court Changes Everything Mark Joseph Stern, Slate

‘Highly Unusual For A DA’: Gascón Touts His Push To Cut Prison Sentences Frank Stoltze, LAist

How Chesa Boudin Is Pursuing His Promise to Reduce Incarceration Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

Manhattan district attorney to release years of racial data as part of nationwide accountability push Shayna Jacobs, Washington Post

New York Legislature Passes Bill To Limit Solitary Confinement CJ Ciaramella, Reason

5 Discussions That Shaped the Justice Reform Movement in 2020 Kenny Lo, Sarah Figgatt, Betsy Pearl, and Chelsea Parsons, Center for American Progress

Exhibits convey incarcerated artists’ spirit: ‘No matter what I did… there’s beauty inside me’ Rachel Zarrow, San Francisco Chronicle

Through Cultures of Constraint and Care: The Relentless Art of Aimee Wissman Amber Long, Folklife

Death Row Inmates Are Selling Their Art on Etsy (and It’s Beautiful) Mary Frances Knapp, Vice

AM Stories

The Muddled History of Anti-Asian Violence Hua Hsu, The New Yorker

On the Front Lines of the Surge in Violence Against Asian Americans Matt Stieb, New York Magazine

Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by nearly 150% in 2020, mostly in NY and LA, new report says Kimmy Yam, NBC News

Gunman Who Killed 6 Asian Women Was ‘Having a Bad Day,’ Police Say Erica Schwiegershausen, New York Magazine

Atlanta Shooting Shows How Police Are Failing Asian Women Anya Zoledziowski and Carter Sherman, Vice

Georgia’s Asian American Leaders Call for Community-Centered Response After Six Asian Women Are Murdered James C. Woo, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Minneapolis leaders promised big changes in policing after George Floyd’s death. Keeping them is taking longer than some hoped. Eric Ferkenhoff, USA Today

Movement for Black Lives opposes George Floyd Justice Act Kat Stafford, AP News

NYC Police Unions Blame Gun Violence on Bail Reform Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Only Two NYPD Officers Face Serious Discipline From a Watchdog’s Investigations Into Abuse of Black Lives Matter Protesters Eric Umansky, ProPublica

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

California Lawmakers Look to Decertify Rogue Cops, End Immunity Nick Cahill, Courthouse News

Oregon Poll: Replace Police With Trained First Responders Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza and Sean McElwee, The Appeal