PM Stories

Federal Prisons Flunked the Pandemic, Senators Say Kaila Philo, Courthouse News

Prisons postpone vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson shots paused Erin Schumaker, ABC News

How Many Coronavirus Cases in Ky. Jails? We Don’t Know, And State Won’t Say Jared Bennett, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

An ‘insane’ COVID lockdown two miles from the Capitol, with no end in sight Peter Jamison, Washington Post

‘He Left His Legacy’: Losing a Brother to COVID in San Quentin Hank Warner, KQED

He’s 84 and battled COVID. Should NJ inmate convicted in trooper’s killing get out of prison? Dustin Racioppi, NorthJersey.com

Two men seek exoneration in unusual case arising from 1998 slaying of Waverly police officer Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Texas’ highest criminal court tosses death sentence of Raymond Riles, state’s longest-serving death row inmate Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Can the ‘Wisdom of a Second Look’ Curb America’s Appetite for Harsh Sentences? Karl A. Racine, Miriam Aroni Krinsky, and Kevin Ring, The Crime Report

From incarceration to the Washington Legislature, Rep. Tarra Simmons hits her stride in first term in Olympia Maya Leshikar, Seattle Times

From Wrongful Arrest to Anti-Prison Activist: Bryonn Bain’s Road to ‘Lyrics From Lockdown’ Kambi Gathesha, Columbia Spectator

Kate Winslet’s Mare of Easttown Is the Rare Crime Drama That Cares About Its Characters Judy Berman, Time

Netflix’s ‘Why Did You Kill Me?’ Documentary Follows an Unsettling Online Quest Dan Jackson, Thrillist

‘Confronting a Serial Killer’ Director Aims to Expose ‘Dark Forces’ With True Crime Stories Danielle Turchiano, Variety

The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t (2018) Rachel Monroe, The Atlantic

AM Stories

This Will Keep Happening Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

Video Shows a Chicago 13-Year-Old Had His Hands Up. An Officer Shot and Killed Him. Abigail Weinberg, Mother Jones

‘We failed Adam’: Body camera videos show 13-year-old Adam Toledo put hands up before fatal police shooting in Chicago Christine Fernando, Grace Hauck, and Jessica Koscielniak, USA Today

With George Floyd, a Raging Debate Over Bias in the Science of Death Shaila Dewan, New York Times

George Floyd’s Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America Ann Crawford-Roberts et al., Scientific American

Chauvin defense rests its case without his testimony Chao Xiong, Paul Walsh, and Rochelle Olson, Minneapolis Star Tribune

We’re making progress on the ‘what’ of reimagining safety. But what about the ‘how’? Phillip Atiba Goff, Washington Post

Maryland lawmakers passed sweeping police reform. Now, how to implement it? Jessica Anderson and Tim Prudente, Baltimore Sun

St. Louis’s first Black female mayor hopes to overhaul policing. It’s ‘not going to be easy.’ Rachel Hatzipanagos, Washington Post

The Long And Bumpy Road To Police Reform In Boston Tiziana Dearing and Walter Wuthmann, WBUR

Philadelphia Police Aren’t Solving Crimes. It’s Time to Divert Their Funding Kendra Brooks, The Appeal

No badges. No guns. Can violence interrupters help Minneapolis? Martin Kuz, Christian Science Monitor

Inspecting the NYPD “Puzzle Palace” Topher Sanders, ProPublica

Such Things Have Done Harm Blair McClendon, n+1