PM Stories

COVID-19 and the Struggle for Health Behind Bars Homer Venters, Brennan Center for Justice

Why Lockdowns Can’t Protect People in Prison From Deadly Viruses Annalena Wolcke, The Crime Report

SCOTUS deals a gutting blow to federal criminal justice reform Bonnie Kristian, The Week

US urges court to reimpose Boston bomber’s death sentence Alanna Durkin Richer, AP News

Joe Biden’s Craven Death Penalty Reversal in the Boston Bomber Case Austin Sarat, Slate

Biden Could Have Taken the War on Drugs Down a Notch. He Didn’t. Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project

The $2 Drug Test Keeping Inmates in Solitary CJ Ciaramella, Reason

Democrats Introduce Bill to End the War on Drugs Ryan Bort, Rolling Stone

50 Years Later, a Majority of Americans Want the Drug War to End Mike Ludwig, Truthout

The bogus backlash against progressive prosecutors Radley Balko, Washington Post

Exonerated Defendants Lost 25,000 Years to Wrongful Imprisonment Eva Herscowitz, The Crime Report

Innocent man freed from Angola after more than a dozen years Mike Perlstein, WWL

Long-Buried Secrets: The Serial Killer and the Detective Michael Wilson, New York Times

Victorian Science’s Great Unsolved Murder Mystery Michelle Nijhuis, The Atlantic

AM Stories

2020 was the deadliest gun violence year in decades. So far, 2021 is worse. Reis Thebault, Joe Fox, and Andrew Ba Tran, Washington Post

One possible cause of the 2020 murder increase: More guns Rob Arthur and Jeff Asher, Vox

Biden calls for gun reform 5 years after Pulse nightclub shooting Ben Leonard, Politico

It Wasn’t Just Another Nightclub Ari Shapiro, The Atlantic

Our Endangered Right to Protest Tabatha Abu El-Haj, Washington Monthly

Michigan GOP and Dems want reform one year after George Floyd’s death. Can it happen? Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press

LAPD shootings of unstable people wielding sharp objects a deadly problem Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Chicago cop charged in US Capitol breach, accused of entering a senator’s office Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune

6 Men Said to Be Tied to Three Percenters Movement Are Charged in Capitol Riot Alan Feuer and Matthew Rosenberg, New York Times

Meet the internet sleuths tracking down the January 6 insurrectionists Sara Murray, CNN

Biden Administration Forms Blueprint to Combat Domestic Extremism Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times