PM Stories

Biden Falls Short On Criminal Justice Reform In First 100 Days Sarah Martinson, Law360

Biden Hedges on His Promise To Free Pot Prisoners Jacob Sullum, Reason

Biden administration needs to walk the walk on second chances for prisoners Erica Zunkel and James Ziegler, USA Today

The Case For Moving Beyond Probation, And How To Do It Fiona Doherty, The Appeal

Examining the Math and Ethics of COVID-19 in Prisons Dashiell Young-Saver, New York Times

Inmates sent home during COVID-19 got jobs, started school. Now, they face possible return to prison Kristine Phillips, USA Today

A Year of Disaster at Old Colony: Suicide Attempts, Self-Harm, and COVID Jean Trounstine, DigBoston

After More Than A Year Of 23-Hour Lockdown, DC Jail Shortens Confinement To 22 Hours A Day Colleen Grablick and Ally Schweitzer, DCist

76,000 California prison inmates could be released earlier with good behavior Don Thompson, Los Angeles Times

Brutalized in prison and freed by Bryan Stevenson, a survivor writes his story Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times

A Son’s Note from Prison: “Your Love Is a Verb” Sumit Poudyal, The New Yorker

New monument in N. Philly honors women helping others survive long Pa. prison sentences Ximena Conde, WHYY

An Artist Who Built His Audience by the Side of the Road Hilarie M. Sheets, New York Times

AM Stories

A majority of voters see an urgent need for police reform following the Chauvin verdict Li Zhou, Vox

‘Treated with particular cruelty’: Minnesota attorney general requests severe sentence for Derek Chauvin in George Floyd killing Michael James, USA Today

Can Compromise on Qualified Immunity Overcome Hurdles on George Floyd Act? The Crime Report

Minnesota Legislature struggles for compromise on policing Steve Karnowski and Mohamed Ibrahim, Washington Post

Use-of-force cases prompt state debates over officer records Colleen Slevin, AP News

Police fired 24 shots at a handcuffed man. Why didn’t they turn on their body cameras? David Paredes, Vicky Nguyen, and Rich Schapiro, NBC News

How NYPD’s Vice Unit Got Prostitution Policing All Wrong Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica

‘The Fight Has To Change’: Why Ferguson Activists Ditched Police Reform Rebecca Rivas, St. Louis Public Radio

LeBron James doesn’t need coffee with the LAPD. Police need to stop killing people. Dave Zirin, MSNBC

On gun control, police shootings and living out ‘Groundhog Day’ Frances Coleman, AL.com

How the ATF, Key to Biden’s Gun Plan, Became an NRA ‘Whipping Boy’ Glenn Thrush, Danny Hakim, and Mike McIntire, New York Times

Barrett and Gorsuch Have to Choose Between Originalism and Expanding Gun Rights Saul Cornell, Slate

‘Trauma makes its way back to you’: Four US journalists on covering mass shootings Lucy Westcott, Committee to Protect Journalists