PM Stories

After a Year of COVID-19 Outbreaks, California Prisons Reckon With Mistakes Monica Lam, KQED

After a year of empty courtrooms, Cook County begins first criminal jury trial Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune

Justice delayed or justice denied? Some fear spike in plea deals to clear COVID-caused court backlog Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian

What Do Victims Want? New California Justice Reforms Expose Divide Among Crime Survivors Marisa Lagos, KQED

Why Crime Victims Joined the Fight for Parole Justice in New York Victoria Law, The Appeal

The Biden Administration Takes a Step Toward Undoing the Damage of the War on Drugs Julia Craven, Slate

Death row inmates await Biden’s promise to end federal executions The Guardian

Supreme Court to Consider Death Sentence in Boston Marathon Bombing Case Adam Liptak, New York Times

The Teenage Brain of the Boston Bomber (2015) Dana Goldstein, The Marshall Project

Is Temujin Kensu a ‘ninja killer’ or wrongfully convicted man? Hannah Rappleye, NBC News

A mother’s pursuit for justice overturns wrongful conviction, catches the true killer Boaz Halaban, Marc Dorian, Sandy Evans, Carrie Cook, and Haley Yamada, ABC News

Using Formalism to Explore US Systems of Power Calista McRae, Boston Review

AM Stories

The Flattening of the Atlanta Shootings Melissa Jeltsen, New York Magazine

Atlanta spa shooting suspect’s ‘bad day’ defense, and America’s sexualized racism problem Nancy Wang Yuen, NBC News

Atlanta spa killings lead to questions about sex work and exploitation Jessica Contrera, Tracy Jan, and Douglas MacMillan, Washington Post

Massage Parlor Workers Say Policing Isn’t the Answer to the Violence They Face Madison Pauly, Mother Jones

Asian-Americans Are Being Attacked. Why Are Hate Crime Charges So Rare? Nicole Hong and Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times

Hundreds Of People Who Joined The Capitol Riot May Never Face Charges Zoe Tillman, Ken Bensinger, and Jessica Garrison, BuzzFeed News

Capitol riot cases strain court system Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney, Politico

Inside the Prosecution of the Capitol Rioters CBS News

‘A nightmare scenario’: Extremists in police ranks spark growing concern after Capitol riot Bart Jansen, USA Today

Abuse of Force George Joseph, Esquire

In City After City, Police Mishandled Black Lives Matter Protests Kim Barker, Mike Baker, and Ali Watkins, New York Times

What secret files on police officers tell us about law enforcement misconduct Alene Tchekmedyian and Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times

Police Unions Have Enormous War Chests to Defend Officers Like Derek Chauvin Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Derek Chauvin trial in George Floyd death compared to Rodney King case 30 years later Javonte Anderson, Deborah Barfield Berry, and Marco della Cava, USA Today

“Stranger Fruit”: Black Mothers and the Fear of Police Brutality Morgan Hornsby, The Marshall Project