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Incarcerated and Infected: How the Virus Tore Through the US Prison System New York Times

Biden’s COVID vaccine plan still forgets incarcerated population Talia Lavin, MSNBC

Just 7% of Wisconsin prisoners have received COVID-19 vaccine, despite outcry over inmates being prioritized Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

55 prisoners who contracted COVID died. Activists say it was preventable. Katelyn Newberg, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Justice delayed: COVID-19’s staggering criminal-case backlog Jim Rogers, Seattle Times

Coronavirus shutdown of jury trials upends California’s federal courts Michael Finnegan and Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times

Thousands of low-level US inmates released in pandemic could be headed back to prison Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters

States Should Abolish Technical Violations of Probation and Parole Nikki Trautman Baszynski, The Appeal

You’ve Heard About Gerrymandering. What Happens When It Involves Prisons? Editorial Board, New York Times

Let New York inmates vote Lucy Lang, New York Daily News

Lawmaker seeks to end Louisiana’s ‘slavery exception’ clause AP News

After 20 years in prison for stealing two shirts, a Louisiana man is free Teo Armus, Washington Post

Lee Horton Reflects On Coming Home After Years In Prison Sally Herships, NPR

‘The Serpent’ sinks its teeth in with a true-crime tale set in the 1970s Brian Lowry, CNN

Mare of Easttown Is More Than It Appears to Be Jen Chaney, New York Magazine

The Language Project The Marshall Project

AM Stories

What qualifies as a hate crime and why are they so difficult to prove? Rachel Hatzipanagos, Washington Post

“Nobody Wants to Be Identified as a Victim” Carl Chan with Michelle Pitcher, The Marshall Project

As Asian Americans Seek Safety From A Rise In Attacks, Some Look To Guns John Ruwitch, NPR

We need to start thinking bigger on our gun problem Paul Waldman, Washington Post

Biden Takes Initial Steps to Address Gun Violence Annie Karni, New York Times

Biden Targets ‘Ghost Guns’ in New Measures to Curb Firearm Violence The Crime Report

New York Becomes First State to Declare Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis Anna Bradley-Smith, BK Reader

Maryland General Assembly passes landmark policing legislation, sends package to Gov. Hogan Bryn Stole and Pamela Wood, Baltimore Sun

New Mexico Makes It Easier to Sue Police Zusha Elinson and Dan Frosch, Wall Street Journal

NJ releases data showing every time cops hit, tackled or shot suspects on groundbreaking new website Blake Nelson, SP Sullivan, and Nick Devlin, NJ Advance Media

Six months after Walter Wallace Jr.’s death, what have we learned about policing? Michael Nutter and Cynthia Lum, Philadelphia Inquirer

Prosecutor, medical examiner discussions underscore complexity of Derek Chauvin case Libor Jany and Chao Xiong, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Expert Witness Pinpoints Floyd’s Final Breath and Dismisses Talk of Overdose Shaila Dewan, New York Times

A true-crime app scraps plans to turn George Floyd’s killing into ‘an experience’ Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times

Nine, Two, Nine Graham Vyse, The Signal