PM Stories

Prisoners and the Pandemic Tana Ganeva, Rolling Stone

Just over half of incarcerated people are vaccinated, despite being locked in COVID-19 epicenters Tiana Herring and Emily Widra, Prison Policy Initiative

Three Inmates Killed in Less Than a Week in Alabama Prisons Allyson Waller, New York Times

New Body Camera Mandate in NJ Prisons ‘Long Overdue’ Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

LA County launches jail ‘dashboard’ to better understand who is behind bars City News Service

Anti-Jail Movement Takes Shape In Conservative North Carolina Amanda Abrams, Shadowproof

Victory in Philadelphia Buoys Supporters of Progressive District Attorney Jon Hurdle and Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times

Lawmakers, Faith Leaders Unite to End Ohio’s Death Penalty Mary Schuermann Kuhlman, Public News Service

Return of firing squads shows death penalty and its ‘machinery’ are grinding to a halt Austin Sarat, USA Today

Does Banning People With Felonies From Dating Apps Actually Make Anyone Safer? Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

On Parole, Staying Free Means Staying Clean and Sober Tammy La Gorce, New York Times

Is this a new moment for prison education? Sara Weissman, Inside Higher Ed

One of Louisiana’s oldest incarcerated women is free; prosecutors say she was wrongly convicted Matt Sledge, NOLA.com

Court declares Texas man innocent after DNA cleared him Juan A. Lozano, Washington Post

AM Stories

North Carolina Prosecutor Calls Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. Justified Richard Fausset, New York Times

North Carolina deputies in fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. won’t face charges; protesters hit the streets Christine Fernando and Jorge L. Ortiz, USA Today

Will the police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. restart the police reform movement? Al Tompkins, Poynter

Where Views On Race And Police Stand A Year After George Floyd’s Murder Domenico Montanaro, NPR

Police reform looms large over local races as crime rates rise Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

Amid series of scandals, police reform moves to forefront of Boston mayoral campaign Milton J. Valencia, Boston Globe

With 12 New Laws, Washington State Joins Movement To Overhaul Policing Austin Jenkins, NPR

The Supreme Court’s Next Big Gun Case, Explained Jennifer Mascia, The Trace

How the Modern NRA Was Born at the Border Sierra Pettengill and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Boston Review

The fight against gun control has some surprising new allies Chauncey Alcorn, CNN

Ordered online, assembled at home: the deadly toll of California’s ‘ghost guns’ Abené Clayton, The Guardian

Second Amendment sanctuaries facing 1st court test in Oregon Lindsay Whitehurst and Andrew Selsky, AP News

After the violence in ‘Football City, USA’ Kent Babb, Washington Post

Recasting ‘Riots’ as Black Rebellions Peniel E. Joseph, New York Times