PM Stories

Mass Incarceration Has Worsened the COVID-19 Pandemic for Everyone Eric Reinhart, Jacobin

Court Hearing Examines Whether San Quentin’s Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak Could Have Been Prevented Monica Lam, KQED

A Prisoner Videotaped COVID Conditions Last Year. Where Is He Now? Zia Jaffrey, The Nation

In five years, 786 people died in Louisiana’s jails and prisons, a new report finds JC Canicosa, Louisiana Illuminator

Louisiana’s indigent defense system is broken. A new bill may only make it worse. Radley Balko, Washington Post

Washington’s legal system severely backlogged following pandemic David Kroman, Crosscut

After a year of COVID-19 restrictions, criminal trials are the final step in restoring Philly-area courthouses to full capacity Vinny Vella and Julie Shaw, Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly DA: inside the fight to end mass incarceration in America David Smith, The Guardian

Tahanie Aboushi Wants To Transform America’s Most Powerful District Attorney Office Roula Allam, About Her

Pending Law To Correct Wrongful Convictions Could Depend On Missouri Attorney General Rebecca Rivas, St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Supreme Court declines to hear Kevin Strickland case; Jackson County prosecutor vows to pursue justice KMBC

“A Horror Movie in Reverse”: How I Investigated Decades of Untested Rape Kits Catherine Rentz, ProPublica

Ny Nourn: the woman convicted of murder and pardoned – who now fights for other battered women Anna Moore, The Guardian

What Did You Call Me? Rahsaan “New York” Thomas, Brennan Center for Justice

AM Stories

Officials worry the rise in violent crime portends a bloody summer: ‘It’s trauma on top of trauma’ Holly Bailey and Tim Craig, Washington Post

San Jose mourns after deadliest shooting in region’s history: ‘We can’t sweep this under the rug’ Abené Clayton, The Guardian

Why a New Mexico House Race Is a Crucial Test of the GOP Focus on Crime Jonathan Martin, New York Times

Two New Laws Restrict Police Use of DNA Search Method Virginia Hughes, New York Times

Chicago Police Are No Longer Allowed To Chase People For Minor Offenses Under New Policy Patrick Smith, WBEZ

Illinois Lawmakers Bar Police From Using Deception When Interrogating Minors Michael Levenson, New York Times

‘Still on the farm’: NY State Police struggles to diversify Jim Mustian and Camille Fassett, ABC News

Cops Don’t Belong at Pride Roxane Gay, New York Times

The Shot in the Eye Squad Wil Sands, Mother Jones

The Room Where It Happened Adrienne Green, New York Magazine

Black fear of Tulsa police lingers 100 years after massacre Cliff Brunt, AP News

Not just Tulsa: Racist mobs were ‘widespread and a constant concern’ 100 years ago N’dea Yancey-Bragg, USA Today

Albert King Is Not Forgotten Alexa Mills, Washington Post

How America Remembers – and Distorts – Its Slavery Past Julian Lucas, New York Times

Rinaldo Walcott on Riots, Policing, and Traditions of Black Refusal Rinaldo Walcott, Literary Hub