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How We Survived COVID-19 in Prison Nicole Lewis, The Marshall Project

NY Quietly Stopped Vaccinating People In State Prisons – But Promised To Resume After Questioning Caroline Lewis and Gwynne Hogan, WNYC

NJ lawmakers urge more prisoner vaccinations at facility devastated by COVID Joe Atmonavage, NJ Advance Media

Colorado’s courts grapple with COVID-19 trial backlog that could take years to clear Shelly Bradbury, Denver Post

Jury Duty Is Back, and It Looks Very Different Benjamin Weiser, New York Times

Supreme Court Rules For Worshippers And Against California COVID Restrictions Nina Totenberg, NPR

Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Life Terms for Youths Adam Liptak, New York Times

Court upholds life-without-parole sentence for Mississippi man convicted as juvenile Amy Howe, SCOTUSblog

Brett Kavanaugh’s Opinion Restoring Juvenile Life Without Parole Is Dishonest and Barbaric Mark Joseph Stern, Slate

LA DA Gascón Says It’s Time to Remove Youth Offenders From Career Criminal Law Don Thompson, NBC Los Angeles

A Media Savvy Deputy DA Is Leading a Noisy Crusade Against George Gascón Jason McGahan, Los Angeles Magazine

Left-wing prosecutors hit fierce resistance Holly Otterbein, Politico

‘It’s Not Enough to Be Progressive. You Have to Have Been There.’ Sarah Jones, New York Magazine

After decades in solitary confinement, Brian Nelson got out, became an advocate for prisoners Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times

How a Leader in Criminal Justice Reform Spends Her Sundays Tammy La Gorce, New York Times

Accused of Murdering Our Son: The Steven Clark Story review – a bizarre yet gripping mystery Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian

The man who stole a hotel Tori Marlan, Capital Daily

AM Stories

COVID in Prison: A Perfect Storm of Cynicism, Distrust, and Neglect Davis Vanguard

In Vermont, Isolating Inmates Kept COVID at Bay, but at a Price Danya Issawi and Derek M. Norman, New York Times

Workers in Pa. prisons, COVID-19 hot spots, aren’t getting vaccinated. Here’s why that’s dangerous. Joseph Darius Jaafari, Philadelphia Inquirer

Inmates sent home amid pandemic may have to return under Trump-era policy Justin Wm. Moyer and Neena Satija, Washington Post

To End Mass Incarceration, We Need to Bust the Myths That Prop It Up James Kilgore, Truthout

Why “Decriminalizing” Weed Isn’t Good Enough Jordan Weissmann, Slate

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin Celebrated 4/20 by Sending 15,000 Marijuana Convictions Up in Smoke Michael Harriot, The Root

Manhattan Is Moving to Decriminalize Sex Work. Kind Of. Carter Sherman, Vice

Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Prostitution, Part of Nationwide Shift Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times

In Nation’s Incarceration Capital, a New DA Is Freeing People From Prison Katie Jane Fernelius, The Appeal

Larry Krasner and His Progressive Reforms Face Old-School Challenge in DA Election Brian X. McCrone, NBC Philadelphia

Larry Krasner let a documentary crew into the DA’s Office. Here are its takeaways. Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

What HBO’s New Crime Show Gets Exactly Right Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic

“People Who Do Harmful Things Are Reacting to Harmful Things”: A Conversation with Marlon Peterson Greg Berman, Guggenheim Foundation

Weed culture. True crime. Bigfoot lore. ‘Sasquatch’ has something for everyone Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times