PM Stories

COVID Was Supposed to Cut Jail Time. Not for Those Awaiting Trial. Camille Squires, Bloomberg CityLab

Many So-Called “Alternatives” to Mass Incarceration Are 21st-Century Shackles Vincent Schiraldi, James Kilgore, and Victoria Law, Truthout

New York Parole System Called ‘Reincarceration Machine’ The Crime Report

Minnesota’s criminal justice fees often fall hardest on poor Jessie Van Berkel, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Youth Justice System Punishes Poverty: Study Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Invisible Kid Maddy Crowell, Atavist Magazine

North Carolina courts sentence some juveniles to life behind bars. Should that change? Some legislators think so. Hannah Critchfield, North Carolina Health News

What a Colorado bill to change policing and lower jail populations really says Alex Burness, Denver Post

California’s New Attorney General Has A Reputation As A Criminal Justice Reformer. But His Biggest Test Is Yet To Come Piper French, The Appeal

Can Baltimore end the War on Drugs? With move to decriminalize, Marilyn Mosby leads way while going out on a limb Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun

Marijuana social equity: Seeds planted but will they grow? Thomas Peipert and Michael R. Blood, AP News

Aiming for equity, DC may reserve some medical cannabis licenses for ex-inmates with drug convictions Michael Brice-Saddler, Washington Post

To Solve 3 Cold Cases, This Small County Got a DNA Crash Course Virginia Hughes, New York Times

Crime, the Myth Emile DeWeaver, Brennan Center for Justice

AM Stories

Black residents of Elizabeth City, NC, thought police violence happened in other places. Then it came to their town. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post

Andrew Brown Jr.’s relative disputes official account of the fatal police shooting Mallika Kallingal, Jason Carroll, and Laura Dolan, CNN

Body-camera footage of NC deputies fatally shooting Black man will not be released to the public, judge rules Timothy Bella and Meryl Kornfield, Washington Post

As Body Cameras Become Commonplace, a Debate Over When to Release the Footage Richard Fausset and Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, New York Times

Why Body Cameras Can Still Fail to Hold Police Accountable Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

There’s no national use-of-force policy, and that’s trouble for police reform, experts say Del Quentin Wilber and Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Most states have a system for ousting bad cops. In California, legislation is struggling Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

‘She doesn’t want the drama’: anger as Chicago mayor comes up short on police reform Gloria Oladipo, The Guardian

Tim Scott ‘hopeful’ deal can be reached with Democrats on US policing reform Richard Luscombe, The Guardian

Justice Dept. probes of local police prompt hopes for reform, fears of delays David Nakamura, Washington Post

In Minneapolis, healing after Chauvin conviction, ‘I hope that the world is watching us’ Suzette Hackney, USA Today

The most important trial of police officers for killing a Black man has not yet happened Paul Butler, Washington Post

How An Ex Convict Became Involved With Police Reform NPR

An Artist on How He Survived the Chain Gang Winfred Rembert, The New Yorker