PM Stories

COVID is ravaging American jails and prisons – and inmates are rightly rising up Akin Olla, The Guardian

Vaccine Delays Keep COVID Deaths High in Alabama Prisons Eddie Burkhalter, Alabama Political Reporter

Will COVID-19 vaccinations mean more prison overcrowding deaths? Rahsaan “New York” Thomas, High Country News

Cement Head’s last fight: He was denied parole six times – until he was about to become a COVID-19 statistic Eric Boodman, Stat News

Federal detainees want judge to order COVID-19 measures at downtown jail Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times

Can Michigan Point the Way to Nationwide Jail Reform? The Crime Report

Can The Death Penalty Be Fixed? These Republicans Think So Keri Blakinger and Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project

America’s ‘Era of Punitive Excess’ Must End, say Leading Criminologists The Crime Report

The Forgotten Story of a Diplomat Who Disappeared Brendan I. Koerner, The Atlantic

Kristin Smart Case: A Timeline of Searches and Arrests Christine Hauser, New York Times

How a Podcast Helped Cops Arrest Paul Flores on Accusations He Murdered Kristin Smart Christine Pelisek, People Magazine

‘Why Did You Kill Me?’ Review: To Catfish a Killer Calum Marsh, New York Times

Producers Of Oscar-Nominated Documentary ‘Time’ On Putting “Good Medicine Into The World” Matthew Carey, Deadline

AM Stories

The rise of domestic extremism in America Robert O’Harrow Jr., Andrew Ba Tran, and Derek Hawkins, Washington Post

“I Felt Hate More Than Anything”: How an Active Duty Airman Tried to Start a Civil War Gisela Pérez de Acha, Kathryn Hurd, and Ellie Lightfoot, ProPublica

The NYPD’s Method Of Counting Anti-Asian Attacks Underestimates Severity Of Crisis, Critics Say Max Jaeger, Gothamist

Homicide rates are up. To bring them down, empower homegrown peacekeepers Paul Carrillo, Los Angeles Times

Members of Little Earth Protectors Patrol Their Community Robert Klemko, Washington Post

Law Stretched Sideways: The Politics of Police Misconduct Isidoro Rodriguez, The Crime Report

After Another Police Shooting, Biden Urges Calm. Activists Want Answers. Katie Rogers and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times

How Could an Officer Mistake a Gun for a Taser? Shawn Hubler and Jeremy White, New York Times

We Have Trainings to Stop Cops From Mistaking Their Guns for a Taser. Few Departments Use Them. Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Once Again, Police Rally Around Their Death-Dealing Power Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

Kenosha officer who shot Jacob Blake won’t face discipline, police chief says Doha Madani, NBC News

Will Derek Chauvin take the stand? Shaila Dewan, New York Times

One Trial Can’t Change American Policing Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones