PM Stories

Biden Administration Set to Tackle Clemency Backlog Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

As virus cases fall, Maryland tries to dig out of backlogged jury trials Dan Morse, Washington Post

Order On The Dance Floor: Mass. Courts Bring Jury Trials To Ballrooms Due To COVID Deborah Becker, WBUR

How Should COVID Affect A Prisoner’s Release Or Sentence? In Mass., Courts To Weigh In Joe Mathieu and Daniel Medwed, WGBH

Federal prisoners on home confinement due to COVID-19 may be sent back behind bars NBC News

‘People Evolve’: Why DA Gascón Reversed Decades of Parole Policy To Support Release In Most Cases Frank Stoltze, LAist

National bail fund to expand in the Deep South Aaron Morrison, AP News

Jail incarceration rates vary widely, but inexplicably, across US cities Tiana Herring, Prison Policy Initiative

Supreme Court skeptical of applying Trump-era criminal justice law retroactively for small drug offenses John Fritze, USA Today

Four years after a man’s execution, lawyers say DNA from the murder weapon points to someone else Hannah Knowles, Washington Post

Lawyers say Philly cops coerced a man to confess to murder. He’s cleared after 10 years. Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

DA’s Conviction Integrity Unit gains exoneration in 2010 murder case Peter Crimmins, WHYY

“The Sons of Sam,” Reviewed: A Netflix Docuseries Confronts a True-Crime Legend Richard Brody, The New Yorker

‘The Crime of the Century’ Review: Alex Gibney’s Shattering HBO Documentary Drills Deep into the Opioid Crisis Owen Gleiberman, Variety

AM Stories

‘Here We Are Again’: Police Killings Loom Over Andrew Brown Funeral Will Wright, New York Times

Family Members And Civil Rights Leaders Mourned Andrew Brown And Called For Justice At His Funeral Julia Reinstein, BuzzFeed News

Families Of Those Killed By Wisconsin Police Officers Hope Body Camera Footage Brings Justice Corrinne Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio

Americans want police to release body-cam footage. But there’s a bigger worry. Daniel E. Bromberg and Étienne Charbonneau, Washington Post

Truth, Lies and Police Lineups Stephen Handelman, The Crime Report

22 NYPD Officers Were Convicted Of Dishonesty, Corruption, And Other Misconduct. Should Convictions They Helped Secure Stand? George Joseph, Gothamist

Limiting police officers’ qualified immunity isn’t the only change needed to achieve real police reform Christy E. Lopez, Washington Post

How Mayors Can End The Cycle Of Police Violence Anand Subramanian, The Appeal

The Feds Are Investigating Local Police Departments Again. Here’s What to Expect. Matt Vasilogambros, Stateline

Justice for Bijan Ghaisar has been delayed – but not yet denied Editorial Board, Washington Post

How 70 years of cop shows taught us to valorize the police Constance Grady, Vox

The Artist Upending Photography’s Brutal Racial Legacy Jenna Wortham, New York Times Magazine

‘Pass Over,’ About Black Men Trapped by Dread, Heads to Broadway Michael Paulson, New York Times