PM Stories

America’s Dangerous Obsession With Innocence Elizabeth Bruenig, The Atlantic

An Irreversible Sentence Merel Pontier, Texas Observer

South Carolina judge refuses to block 2 executions as she considers challenge to new death penalty law CBS News

Why It’s So Hard To Poll People About The Death Penalty Galen Druke, Nate Silver, Sarah Frostenson, and Nathaniel Rakich, FiveThirtyEight

‘Sense of Urgency’ in Decarceration Lost as Nation Emerges From Pandemic Emily Riley, The Crime Report

Number of Jailed Individuals in US Dropped by 185K During COVID-19 Pandemic, Report Shows Mary Ellen Cagnassola, Newsweek

In Historic First, COVID-19 Hearing Broadcast Inside San Quentin Joe Garcia, The News Station

Pre-COVID Rise in Prison Deaths Called Evidence of System Failure Gabriela Felitto, The Crime Report

Pregnant Women Allege Abuse in Texas Jails Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

Top NJ prison official quits after widespread abuse exposed Matt Arco and Blake Nelson, NJ Advance Media

Minnesota will be the first state to stop separating incarcerated moms and newborns Maura Ewing, The Lily

Court ends fees, fines for youth in criminal justice system AP News

Tipped Scales Justin Sayles, The Ringer

Looking for Justice, Finding Betrayal Eva Holland, The Walrus

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

AM Stories

Is Legislation the Answer to Removing Extremists from Police Departments? WNYC

Another Boston police scandal is quietly unfolding Dugan Arnett and Maggie Mulvihill, Boston Globe

Murder Conviction in George Floyd Case Draws Attention to Dallas Death Jacob Gershman, Wall Street Journal

Honolulu Joins A National Debate: When Should Police Bodycam Footage Be Released? Christina Jedra, Honolulu Civil Beat

US Mandates Body Cameras for Federal Law-Enforcement Officers Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Maryland among first states in US to limit how police use genealogy websites Tim Prudente, Baltimore Sun

Alternative Dispatch Programs for Mental Health 911 Calls Piloted in 13 Cities Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Tishaura Jones wants to reimaging policing in St. Louis. With rising crime and a push to ‘defund,’ can she do it? Phillip M. Bailey, USA Today

Gun violence leaves fatalities in Chicago, Portland, Miami-Dade and other cities Dave Alsup, Claudia Dominguez, Alaa Elassar, and Hollie Silverman, CNN

US takes two steps toward limiting gun violence: model legislation and rifle restrictions Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters

New program in SF would help remove guns from people who pose risk to themselves, others Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle

After Judge Overturns State’s Assault Weapon Ban, Moms March Against Gun Violence in Mountain View Julie Chang, KQED

An AR-15 is like a pocket knife? Maybe federal judges shouldn’t get lifetime appointments George Skelton, Los Angeles Times