PM Stories

How The Prison Litigation Reform Act Has Failed For 25 Years Easha Anand, Emily Clark, and Daniel Greenfield, The Appeal

Slamming the Courthouse Door: 25 years of evidence for repealing the Prison Litigation Reform Act Andrea Fenster and Margo Schlanger, Prison Policy Initiative

Another assault at Philly jail leaves a man on life support and staff and prisoners warning of a crisis Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Prolonged solitary confinement is torture. It’s time for all states to ban it. Tammie Gregg and Donna Lieberman, Washington Post

Biden vowed to end the death penalty. Activists are demanding action as he nears the 100-day mark Christina Carrega, CNN

Will Nevada Abolish The Death Penalty? Joe Schoenmann, Nevada Public Radio

Bill passes to stop executions of intellectually disabled Jonathan Mattise, AP News

Tennessee legislature: Courts allowed to reconsider death sentences over intellectual disability appeal Yue Stella Yu, Nashville Tennessean

Evan Miller, youngest person ever sentenced to life without parole in Alabama, must remain in prison Kent Faulk, AL.com

I was sentenced to 30 years to life at 16. I shouldn’t have been sent into the adult system. Robert Barton, Washington Post

Exonerated after 12 years, but still paying a price Lisa Roberts, Oregon Live

Race, crime, Trump loom in Manhattan DA race Reuters

Philadelphia’s District Attorney On Criminal Justice Reform WAMU

Review: In ‘Philly DA,’ a Reformer Prosecutes the System James Poniewozik, New York Times

Netflix’s new true crime series investigates the heart of the satanic panic Roisin Lanigan, i-D

The Fort Bragg Murders Seth Harp, Rolling Stone

AM Stories

Police oversight languished under Trump. Biden’s DOJ is bringing federal inquiries back Kevin Johnson and Kristine Phillips, USA Today

Justice Dept. to investigate Louisville police practices after Breonna Taylor’s fatal shooting David Nakamura, Washington Post

US lawmakers ‘making progress’ on police reform – but it’s still early stages Daniel Strauss, The Guardian

Police reform bill gets new urgency in Congress, but the obstacles are the same Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times

When communities try to hold police accountable, law enforcement fights back Nicole Dungca and Jenn Abelson, Washington Post

Outrage in Kenosha as Cop Who Shot Jacob Blake Returns to Work Amy Goodman, Truthout

‘Militarization’ Distorts US Policing: Paper Nancy Bilyeau, The Crime Report

American Police Are Inadequately Trained Olga Khazan, The Atlantic

Have We Really Come That Far Since Rodney King? Erin Aubry Kaplan, Politico Magazine

Split-Second Decisions: How a Supreme Court Case Shaped Modern Policing David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times

The Killing of Adam Toledo and the Colliding Cycles of Violence in Chicago Alex Kotlowitz, The New Yorker

We can’t reimagine safety without being clear-eyed about America’s gun problem Patrick Sharkey, Washington Post

The Supreme Court will hear a major Second Amendment case that could gut US gun laws Ian Millhiser, Vox

Will the Supreme Court Let Americans Carry Guns for Any Reason? Matt Ford, New Republic

Eric Adams’s Pro-Police Bet David Freedlander, New York Magazine