PM Stories

Virginia Becomes the First Southern State to Abolish the Death Penalty Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

‘It is the moral thing to do’: Virginia’s death penalty abolished in historic signing Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch

How Biden Can Reverse Trump’s Death Penalty Expansion Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

On Federal Death Row, Inmates Discuss Whether Biden Will Halt Executions Michael Tarm, WBEZ

‘If you say no innocent person has been executed, you are burying your head in the sand’ Editorial Board, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Is coronavirus the new death penalty in America’s prisons? Yvette C. Hammett, Legal Examiner

Denied Vaccines, People Incarcerated in Alabama Prisons Are Dying of COVID Equal Justice Initiative

Why Did a St. Louis Man Die in a Federal Prison Coronavirus Hotspot? Mike Fitzgerald, Riverfront Times

Oregon’s prisons have offered a vaccine to every inmate in custody Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

More than 1,000 Illinois prisoners to be released under COVID-19 lawsuit settlement Sophie Sherry, Chicago Sun-Times

Wisconsin’s prison population drops to lowest level in more than 20 years during COVID-19 pandemic Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Reentry and voting: New report shows barriers faced by Mississippians after time in prison Gabriela Szymanowska, Mississippi Clarion Ledger

Connecticut must reduce barriers for rebuilding careers after prison Scott Lewis, Connecticut Mirror

Out Of Prison But Still Trapped: Examining The ‘Afterlife’ Of Incarceration Terry Gross, NPR

AM Stories

Is America’s Great Crime Decline Over? Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

Should We Get Used to Mass Shootings? (2016) Michael Paterniti, GQ

First Atlanta, then Boulder: Two mass shootings in a week. Azi Paybarah and Maria Cramer, New York Times

‘Nothing can fill the void’: Boulder reels from mass shooting as suspect is charged Ari Schneider, Amanda Miller, Mark Berman, and Annie Gowen, Washington Post

Boulder, Like Many US Cities, Passed Its Own Firearm Laws. Gun Groups Got Them Thrown Out. Nick Penzenstadler and Brian Freskos, The Trace

Across States, a Checkerboard of Gun Laws Reflects Partisan Tilt Reid J. Epstein, New York Times

‘We have to act’: Biden calls on Congress to move fast on background checks, assault weapon ban after Boulder shooting Joey Garrison, USA Today

Where Will the Gun Control Debate Go Now (if Anywhere)? Giovanni Russonello, New York Times

Saying Never Again to the Violence in Atlanta Means Saying No to More Policing Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

‘A conversation that needs to happen’: Democrats agonize over ‘defund the police’ fallout Holly Otterbein, Politico

This Is What Jurors In Derek Chauvin’s Trial Think About Black Lives Matter, Defunding The Police, And The Protests For George Floyd Tasneem Nashrulla, BuzzFeed News

Derek Chauvin and the Myth of the Impartial Juror Sonali Chakravarti, Boston Review