PM Stories

Incarcerated People Faced Huge Disparities Trying to Flee COVID-19 In Prisons Zoe Tillman, BuzzFeed News

‘Impact of this trauma will stay with us forever’ – San Quentin Resident Reflects on COVID-19 Aparna Komarla, Davis Vanguard

‘That ain’t justice’: Case backlog, jail conditions frustrate people in Philly’s criminal justice system Aaron Moselle, WHYY

As Philly tops two dozen exonerations, city may face tens of millions in civil liability Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

The False Hope of the Progressive-Prosecutor Movement Darcy Covert, The Atlantic

Supreme Court: First Step Act snubs some drug offenders Josh Gerstein, Politico

Supreme Court rejects retroactive sentence reductions for small amounts of crack cocaine John Fritze, USA Today

Oregon’s mandatory minimum prison sentences won’t change this legislative session Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Illinois Democrats Are Already Modifying Their Landmark Criminal Justice Bill Patrick Smith, WBEZ

What death row looks like when you’re on it Steven Petrow, Washington Post

Kip Kinkel Is Ready To Speak Jessica Schulberg, HuffPost

How the FBI Caught the Unabomber Isidoro Rodriguez, The Crime Report

Can Data Technology Stop Serial Killers? Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone

AM Stories

As Battle Against Virus Wanes, Mayors Confront a New Challenge: Crime Julie Bosman, Frances Robles, and Rick Rojas, New York Times

America’s Crime Surge: Why Violence Is Rising, And Solutions To Fix It Anna Bauman and Meghna Chakrabarti, WBUR

Will rising crime rates sink the push for police reform? Mike Bebernes, Yahoo! News

GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats’ policing policy Thomas Beaumont, AP News

Policing Reform Negotiations Sputter in Congress Amid Partisan Bickering Nicholas Fandos and Catie Edmondson, New York Times

Qualified immunity divides lawmakers in police reform talks. What is that legal defense? Matthew Brown, USA Today

“City Hall Put the Kibosh on That”: The Inside Story of How de Blasio Promised, Then Thwarted NYPD Accountability Eric Umansky and Jake Pearson, ProPublica

Kim Foxx’s Office Says CPD Is Arresting The Wrong People To Curb Gun Violence Chip Mitchell, WBEZ

‘America’s Disease’: Gun Violence, Gun Control and Where California Goes From Here Matthew Green, KQED

“True Equity Means Everyone’s Life Has Equal Value”: A Conversation with Shani Buggs Greg Berman, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

“Quiet No More” Shows How Grief Can Become Activism Rachel Riederer, The New Yorker

A Photographer on the Front Lines of Philadelphia’s Protests Isaac Scott, The New Yorker

Tenement Museum Makes Room for Black History Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times

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