PM Stories

Prisons Are COVID Hotspots. But Vaccine Access Remains Patchy. Michael Schulson, Undark Magazine

Advocates: Prisons need better vaccine education for inmates Dave Collins, ABC News

Governors Should Prioritize the COVID-19 Vaccine for Everyone in Jail Lauren-Brooke Eisen and Ram Subramanian, Brennan Center for Justice

Georgia, Mississippi Prisons Offer Inmates Cookies, Commissary Credit as COVID Vaccine Incentive Matthew Impelli, Newsweek

‘A turning point’: Thousands in Pa. prisons will be offered COVID-19 vaccine Joseph Darius Jaafari, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID raged in Michigan prisons. Life outside isn’t easy either for parolees. Jonathan Oosting, Bridge Michigan

Advancing Gender Equity for Justice-Impacted Women in the Aftermath of COVID-19 Akua Amaning, Center for American Progress

Crystal Mason Was Sentenced to Five Years Behind Bars Because She Voted Jesse Wegman, New York Times

Washington governor signs bill restoring voting rights after prison release Dianne Gallagher, Rebekah Riess, and Paul LeBlanc, CNN

She Lost Her Right to Vote Over A Felony. Now This Lawmaker Has Helped Enfranchise Thousands. Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

How two formerly incarcerated women are keeping courts accountable – with help from students, retirees and Fiona Apple Katie Mettler, Washington Post

Hundreds sit in solitary confinement in Colorado’s jails. Lawmakers want to restrict the practice Elise Schmelzer, Denver Pos

A Prison Abolitionist’s Plea: We Need a Better Solution for ‘Egregious Harm’ Greg Berman, The Crime Report

AM Stories

The Violent Embrace Jessie Kindig, Boston Review

Murders Rose Last Year. Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods Were Hit Hardest. Weihua Li and Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project

Why aren’t Chicago’s mass shootings included in the outcry over recent violence in Atlanta, Colorado and California? Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune

It’s time to rethink how journalism covers guns and mass shootings Kyle Pope, Columbia Journalism Review

Biden to take a flurry of actions on gun control Seung Min Kim and Tyler Pager, Washington Post

Biden to unveil long-awaited executive action on guns Anita Kumar, Politico

Minneapolis vowed to dismantle its police department. Is change finally coming? Sean Collins, Vox

How Derek Chauvin’s trial is bringing down the blue wall Janelle Griffith, NBC News

The power of televising Derek Chauvin’s trial Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

How Teachers Are Exploring the Derek Chauvin Trial With Students Dan Levin, New York Times

The Chauvin trial underscores two very different approaches to policing Radley Balko, Washington Post

Pro-Cop PAC Tried to Fundraise by Blaming George Floyd for His Own Death Akela Lacy, The Intercept

How right-wing media keeps smearing George Floyd with the racist ‘no angel’ narrative Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post

Arradondo Condemned Him, but All Cops Are Derek Chauvin Alyssa Oursler and Anna DalCortivo, The Nation

‘Awful but Lawful’ Charles M. Blow, New York Times