PM Stories

14 Steps Biden’s DOJ Can Take Now to Reform America’s Criminal Legal System Rachel Barkow and Mark Osler, The Appeal

The Biden administration should join the fight against overcriminalization Joe Luppino-Esposito and Daniel Ortner, The Hill

Unless Biden Acts, Thousands Could Go Back to Federal Prison Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

State parole board, clemency process need reform Editorial Board, Boston Globe

Michigan’s courts evolved during the pandemic. But some defendants were left behind Oralandar Brand-Williams, Detroit News

St. Louis inmates protest again over long trial wait times, COVID-19 fears Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News

Jury trials still haven’t resumed in Rhode Island, and there’s no clear answer why not Amanda Milkovits, Boston Globe

Drug Smugglers Are Being Sentenced to Death via Zoom Max Daly, Vice

Arizona attorney general files notice for execution of 2 death row inmates Lauren Castle, Arizona Republic

New Eyes On Alabama Death Row Case After Integrity Review Raises Questions Debbie Elliott, NPR

Reformers Say US Mass Incarceration Spares None, Including White Americans Bianca Martin, WBEZ

To End Mass Incarceration, We Need to Bust the Myths That Prop It Up James Kilgore, Truthout

Inside stories Taylor Moore, Columbia Journalism Review

The Crime Drama That Will Enthrall and Repel You Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic

AM Stories

How Do We Stop the Parade of Gun Deaths? Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

Local Officials Need to Invest in Violence Interruption Programs Molly Greene, The Appeal

Can ‘Bystander Intervention Training’ Stop Hate Crimes? Stacey Anderson, New York Magazine

Criminal Justice Advocates Criticize Biden Appointee Over Federal Gun Prosecutions Chip Brownlee, The Trace

DC crackdown on gun crime targeted Black wards, was not enforced citywide as announced Spencer S. Hsu and Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post

The pandemic crime surge is a policing problem Ryan Cooper, The Week

When police kill people, they are rarely prosecuted and hard to convict Mark Berman, Washington Post

In Rare Testimony, Chief Says Chauvin ‘Should Have Stopped’ Pinning Floyd Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Shaila Dewan, and John Eligon, New York Times

Chauvin Defense Witness Faces Lawsuit of His Own Over Death of Black Teenager in Police Custody Samantha Hendrickson and JD Duggan, The Intercept

Chicago Police Rolled Out a Cover-Up After Killing a 13-Year-Old Latino Boy Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Video of 13-year-old Adam Toledo’s fatal shooting by Chicago police to be released as his family pleads for answers Annie Sweeney and Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

St. Louis Police Investigate Officers’ Shootings – And Never Reveal Results to Oversight Board Champe Barton, Riverfront Times/The Trace

Police in Virginia can no longer keep all their reports secret forever, thanks to a new law Jonathan Edwards, Virginian-Pilot

A commission makes a good start at reimagining policing in DC Editorial Board, Washington Post

A Trump-Nominated Judge’s Courageous Campaign for Police Accountability Mark Joseph Stern, Slate