PM Stories

31,000 Prisoners Sought Compassionate Release During COVID-19. The Bureau of Prisons Approved 36. Keri Blakinger and Joseph Neff, The Marshall Project

Less Than A Third Of NY Prison Staff Vaccinated Against COVID Mirela Iverac, Gothamist

Gov. Greg Abbott has lifted almost all Texas pandemic restrictions. But not the one limiting jail releases. Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Indian Affairs Promised To Reform Tribal Jails. We Found Death, Neglect And Disrepair Nate Hegyi, NPR

‘Right Before I Hung Myself’: Prisoners Share Tales of Solitary Confinement in Michigan Tana Ganeva, Rolling Stone

New York City to end solitary confinement in its jails Kristina Sgueglia and Kelly McCleary, CNN

Supreme Court Limits Sweep of Law on Mandatory Minimum Sentences Adam Liptak, New York Times

How many federal prisoners might now be serving illegal sentences after Borden? Sentencing Law and Policy

Eliza Orlins Says It’s Time Manhattan Had a Public Defender for District Attorney Deanna Paul, Wall Street Journal

Norfolk Elects Prosecutor Who Says Crime Is a “Symptom of Structural Racism” Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

The Oracle’s Daughter Harrison Hill, New York Magazine

AM Stories

50 Black women have been killed by US police since 2015. Not one of the officers has been convicted. Insider

For a second year, most US police departments decline to share information on their use of force Tom Jackman, Washington Post

Bipartisan Senate talks on expanded gun background checks break down Leigh Ann Caldwell, NBC News

Police reform bill to strip bad cops of badges stuck on who should decide Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle

The push to remake policing takes decades, only to begin again Robert Klemko and John Sullivan, Washington Post

Policing and Militarism Go Hand in Hand. We Must Abolish Both. Destiny Harris, Truthout

Recent Spate of Mass Shootings Is Among Worst in US History Zusha Elinson, Luis Melgar, and Katherine Riley, Wall Street Journal

What the overturning of California’s assault weapons ban means for America Lois Beckett and Abené Clayton, The Guardian

More than two years after Aurora mass shooting exposed flaws in state gun laws, Illinois Democrats have yet to act Dan Petrella, Chicago Tribune

It’s Hard to Sue Gun Makers. New York Is Set to Change That. Luis Ferré-Sadurní, New York Times

Philly DA Krasner planning community forums on gun violence, criminal justice reform Tom MacDonald, WHYY

Inside One Baltimore Group’s Effort to Stop Youth Violence Before It Starts J. Brian Charles, The Trace

All Light, Everywhere Refuses to Make a Story Out of Police Violence Cassie da Costa, Vanity Fair