PM Stories

Supreme Court Conservatives Just Made It Easier to Sentence Kids to Life in Prison Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project

Juvenile lifer who set precedent sentenced to life again Kim Chandler, ABC News

Was Evan Miller ‘The Rare Juvenile’ Who Deserved Life Without Parole? (2017) Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project

A Sharp Divide at the Supreme Court Over a One-Letter Word Adam Liptak, New York Times

A new Mass. women’s prison may have disastrous consequences for poor and Black communities for decades, advocates say Zoe Greenberg, Boston Globe

Court backlog leaves hundreds of people in Cook County Jail for more than a year Carlos Ballesteros, Injustice Watch

Colorado courts could soon be forced to hold bond hearings within 48 hours of someone’s arrest Thy Vo, Colorado Sun

A better path forward for criminal justice: Reimagining pretrial and sentencing Pamela K. Lattimore, Cassia Spohn, and Matthew DeMichele, Brookings

Drug Decriminalization in Oregon: How’s It Going So Far? Morgan Godvin, Filter Magazine

Is There a Case for Legalizing Heroin? Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker

He Fought for Decades to Make Marijuana Legal. Now What? Colin Moynihan, New York Times

Getting true-crime podcasts right Mark Shanahan, Boston Globe

Please Stop With the Cheesy Documentary Re-Enactments Margaret Lyons, New York Times

AM Stories

Police and the License to Kill Matthew D. Lassiter, Boston Review

Andrew Brown Jr.’s shooting exposes ‘enduring flaws’ in policing, experts say Erik Ortiz, NBC News

North Carolina judge rules bodycam video of Andrew Brown Jr.’s death won’t be public, for now. What’s next? Ryan W. Miller, Rachel Berry, and Dean-Paul Stephens, USA Today

FBI Opens Probe Into Shooting Death of Andrew Brown in North Carolina Valerie Bauerlein, Wall Street Journal

After Ma’Khia Bryant shooting, Columbus mayor requests federal probe of police NBC News

After Another Deadly Cop Shooting, Aldermen Blast Lightfoot, CPD Leaders For ‘Standing In The Way’ Of Police Reform Alex V. Hernandez, Block Club Chicago

Lori Lightfoot’s Record Shows the Limits of ‘Police Reform’ Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal

‘Our opportunity to make some real progress’: Biden urges Congress to pass police reform by the anniversary of George Floyd’s death Chelsey Cox, USA Today

Poll: Voters Support Broad Reforms to Scope of Police Work and Accountability After Chauvin Verdict Dawn Milam and Sean McElwee, The Appeal

In wake of Chauvin verdict, a look at policy changes that will curb police behavior Art Acevedo, Michael Nutter, and Nancy La Vigne, USA Today

Social workers, EMS – not NYPD – to respond to non-violent mental health calls citywide Lauren Cook and Nicole Johnson, PIX11

San Antonio voters to decide whether police protect problem officers too much Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News

US indicts 3 on hate crime charges in death of Ahmaud Arbery Michael Balsamo and Russ Bynum, AP News

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