PM Stories

The Long Shadow of Virginia’s Death Penalty Liliana Segura, The Intercept

Arizona’s attorney general wants to finish his term with a rush of executions Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

Revealed: Republican-led states secretly spending huge sums on execution drugs Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

Punitive Excess Brennan Center for Justice

Biden Poised to Break a Promise on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Mike Ludwig, Truthout

NYC Jail Officers Lash Out at Inmates With Few Consequences, Discipline Records Show George Joseph and Reuven Blau, The City

NYC must truly end solitary confinement Melania Brown, New York Daily News

States Should Follow New York’s Lead on Restricting Solitary Confinement Nikki Trautman Baszynski, The Appeal

Maryland Bans Sentencing Children to Life Without Parole Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

Washington state prisoners released after drug law is voided Gene Johnson, Washington Post

Harm Reduction at Sea: Tight-Knit Fishing Communities Navigate Drugs Kristin Doneski, Filter Magazine

College student Kristin Smart vanished nearly 25 years ago. A classmate was just arrested. Meryl Kornfield and Brittany Shammas, Washington Post

Two Men Are Arrested in 1996 Disappearance of Kristin Smart Johnny Diaz, New York Times

Undanced Dances During a Pandemic Suchi Branfman, The Nation

Reaching for Answers with Reginald Dwayne Betts The Stacks

AM Stories

Black man’s death in Minnesota traffic stop sparks unrest Mohamed Ibrahim, ABC News

Police fire tear gas at protesters in a second night of demonstrations after Minnesota officer fatally shoots Black man Adrienne Broaddus, Keith Allen, and Hollie Silverman, CNN

Minnesota Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Meant to Fire Taser, Chief Says Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Julie Bosman, and Shawn Hubler, New York Times

Retailers urged to re-think police calls for low-level crimes after George Floyd’s death Nicole Norfleet, Minneapolis Star Tribune

George Floyd’s death was ‘absolutely preventable,’ a cardiologist testifies. Christine Hauser, New York Times

Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of ‘reasonable officer’ Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski, and Tammy Webber, ABC News

Is Derek Chauvin’s Defense Flailing? Mary Harris, Slate

Why a Guilty Verdict Against Derek Chauvin Would be a ‘Terrible Place to Stop’ James Doyle, The Crime Report

Breonna Taylor died more than a year ago. But US policing has barely changed Akin Olla, The Guardian

Are States Really Abolishing Qualified Immunity for Cops? Not Exactly. Matt Ford, New Republic

Biden White House puts its police oversight commission on ice Laura Barrón-López, Politico

They wanted police reform. But the push for new laws turned out to be much harder in Florida. Andrew Boryga, South Florida Sun Sentinel

‘Anti-riot’ bill heading to Florida Senate floor Ana Ceballos, Tampa Bay Times

He was arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest. Now, he’s warning others about Florida’s anti-riot proposal. Tim Craig, Washington Post