PM Stories

A Few Words for the Firing Squad Alexandra Klein and Brandon Hasbrouck, The Nation

South Carolina Is So Desperate for Executions That Firing Squads Have Become an Option Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

Supreme Court won’t block execution of man who fears excruciating death Pete Williams, NBC News

An Oklahoma death row inmate staved off execution for years. Then the pandemic came to his prison Nolan Clay, The Oklahoman

Vaccination Rates Lag in US Prisons and Jails Ann Hinga Klein and Maura Turcotte, New York Times

How Vaccine Hesitancy Spread in My Prison John J. Lennon, New York Times

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

The Pandemic Spurred Governors to Grant Clemency, But Advocates Say It Isn’t Enough Rachel M. Cohen, The Appeal

Sentenced by Algorithm Jed S. Rakoff, New York Review of Books

‘Witnesses are Often Wrong’: The Case Against Eyewitness ID Andy Hale, The Crime Report

Does a $75m settlement make up for three decades in prison? Sam Cabral, BBC News

Hannah and Andrew (2012) Pamela Colloff, Texas Monthly

Why “Dateline” Remains the True-Crime King Sarah Larson, The New Yorker

This true crime doc reveals new evidence in Biggie and Tupac’s murders Douglas Greenwood, i-D

AM Stories

The Brutal Origins of Gun Rights (2017) Patrick Blanchfield, New Republic

SF gun violence surge puts criminal justice system in the spotlight Michael Barba, San Francisco Examiner

In Kansas City, a wave of evictions could push gun violence to new extremes this year Humera Lodhi and Hurubie Meko, Kansas City Star

Violent Crime Is Spiking. Do Liberals Have an Answer? The Ezra Klein Show

A Year After George Floyd: Pressure to Add Police Amid Rising Crime Tim Arango, New York Times

What George Floyd Changed Politico Magazine

Black Politics After George Floyd Blair McClendon, New Republic

Lawmakers see promise in police reform negotiations as Biden plans meeting with George Floyd’s family Maeve Reston, CNN

House progressives urge leaders to end qualified immunity as part of police reform plan Jacob Pramuk, CNBC

End the Court Doctrine That Enables Police Brutality Editorial Board, New York Times

“Defund the Police” lives on as a local movement Fadel Allassan, Axios

In Working-Class NJ Town, Activists Push to Invest in Community, Not Police George Ygarza, Truthout

Eric Adams Wants to CompStat New York City Eric Lach, The New Yorker