PM Stories

America’s Rural-Jail-Death Problem Katie Rose Quandt, The Atlantic

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

As Prisons See Drop In Cases, Another Man Imprisoned In Mass. Has Died Of COVID-19 Deborah Becker, WBUR

Hundreds of Texas prisoners are getting vaccinated – months after many became eligible Neelam Bohra, Texas Tribune

Preparing Prisons for Passover in a Plague Year Kenneth R. Rosen, The New Yorker

US bail-bond insurers spend big to keep defendants paying Alwyn Scott and Suzanne Barlyn, Reuters

Could Eliminating Cash Bail Save the US Billions? Nancy Bilyeau, The Crime Report

California Supreme Court Rules It’s Unconstitutional To Imprison People Just Because They Can’t Afford Bail Scott Shackford, Reason

Baltimore will no longer prosecute drug possession, prostitution, low-level crimes Jon Schuppe, NBC News

Rapper Mac Phipps, Imprisoned 21 Years, Fights For Exoneration After Change In Racist Law Josephine Harvey, HuffPost

An All-White Jury Sent Rayford Burke to Death Row. Will North Carolina’s Efforts to Make Amends Be Enough? Jacob Biba, The Intercept

A conversation with Alvin Bragg, candidate for Manhattan District Attorney The Appeal

True-crime fanatics on the hunt: inside the world of amateur detectives Ellie Abraham, The Guardian

True crime shows spotlight women as victims – but don’t help improve women’s safety Brigittine French, Salon

Netflix’s Serial Killer Drama The Serpent Is Nihilistic Murder Porn in Prestige True-Crime Packaging Judy Berman, Time

AM Stories

After the Boulder Shooting, Are We Any Closer to Gun Control? Bill Scher, Washington Monthly

White House Weighs Executive Orders on Gun Control Annie Karni, New York Times

‘This is a wake-up call’: Georgia’s Asian communities turn tragedy into political power Maya King, Politico

Activists Counter Anti-Asian Racism Through Community Safety Initiatives Victoria Law, Truthout

The Supreme Court Closes a Police Shooting Loophole Mark Joseph Stern, Slate

The Obscure Supreme Court Case That Could Radically Redefine Police Powers Matt Ford, New Republic

It May Soon Be Easier to Sue the NYPD for Misconduct Jeffery C. Mays and Ashley Southall, New York Times

Texas lawmakers consider major criminal justice changes in George Floyd’s name Eva Ruth Moravec, Washington Post

Minneapolis Activists Could Put Police Reform Directly on the Ballot Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal

Under the shadow of the Chauvin trial, Minneapolis resumes its bid to reimagine public safety Jared Goyette, Washington Post

How COVID will make Derek Chauvin’s trial in George Floyd’s death look like no other Bill Hutchinson, ABC News

Hundreds arrested in Philly uprisings may avoid prosecution through restorative justice Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

The elite Baltimore cops who became criminals Michael A. Fletcher, Washington Post