PM Stories

Jails shrunk during the pandemic – here’s how to keep them small Brendan Saloner, The Hill

Reforms are emptying Louisiana’s prisons. This group makes sure no one goes back. Katy Reckdahl, Washington Post

Senate Panel OKs COVID Compassionate Release Bill Sarah Martinson, Law360

Opinion: End – Don’t Move – Solitary Confinement Kezlyn Mendez, New Haven Independent

Man who spent 22 years in solitary urges Illinois to curb ‘psychological torture’ Richard Luscombe, The Guardian

Manhattan’s Next District Attorney Must End the Prosecution of Sex Work Nikki Trautman Baszynski, The Appeal

A Trump Case Awaits. Who Is the Best Prosecutor for the Job? Ginia Bellafante, New York Times

A judge gave a drug dealer a second chance. Sixteen years later, he swore him in as a lawyer. Kim Bellware, Washington Post

Central Park ‘Exonerated 5’ Member Reflects On Freedom And Forgiveness Terry Gross, NPR

Background Check Mark Aldridge, Air Mail

Column One: The secret history of LA’s glitzy gambling boat kingpin – and the raid that sank him Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times

What’s the Real Story Behind the Nail Bomber in Netflix’s Newest True-Crime Documentary? Laura Martin, Esquire

AM Stories

When does change = progress? Politico

One Year After George Floyd’s Murder, the Racial Reckoning Gave Way to a Backlash Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

States lead charge on policing reform while Washington stalls: ‘You have to move now’ Mary Bruce and Ben Gittleson, ABC News

States passed 243 policing bills – and left activists wanting Liz Crampton, Politico

The Justice Department Is Getting Back Into the Business of Police Oversight. Will It Matter? Nick Pinto, New Republic

How Biden’s Justice Department is trying to root out racist policing Brakkton Booker and Josh Gerstein, Politico

How These Cities Are Breaking Up the Work of Police Departments Eoin Higgins, The Appeal

The Bail-Fund Windfall Angelina Chapin, New York Magazine

A Year After George Floyd’s Death, Plans For Minneapolis Police Reform Have Softened Matt Sepic, NPR

The Lies Cops Tell and the Lies We Tell About Cops Stuart Schrader, New Republic

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blamed Gun Violence On Judges, But Emails Show Her Staff Knew It Wasn’t True Patrick Smith, WBEZ

Georgia Republicans aim to capitalize on Atlanta’s rising crime rate Greg Bluestein, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

How Cops Use Crime Rates Against the Movement to Defund the Police Matt Ford, New Republic

The Ghosts of Comanche Crossing Michael Hall, Texas Monthly