PM Stories

To celebrate Juneteenth, elect officials focused on ending mass incarceration Kristen Broady and Anthony Barr, Brookings Institution

The Chains of Slavery Still Exist in Mass Incarceration Kica Matos and Jamila Hodge, Vera Institute of Justice

Where mental illness and criminal justice meet Editorial Board, Boston Globe

Mentally Ill and Sentenced to Death Tovah Strong, Texas Observer

Out Of Sight Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ

Bureau of Prisons Rejected Thousands of Requests for Compassionate Release During the Pandemic WNYC

Racial Disparities Persist in Youth Justice System: Panel Gabriela Felitto, The Crime Report

‘Life Without Parole Isn’t Making Us Any Safer’ Mark Boyer, Asaf Kastner, and Brian Dawson, New York Times

“Undoing the Damage of the War on Drugs: A Renewed Call for Sentencing Reform” Douglas Berman, LexBlog

No Prosecutorial Experience? These DA Candidates Say That’s an Asset. Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times

AP says it will no longer name suspects in minor crimes David Bauder, AP News

Incarcerated creatives voice urgent truths in ‘128-G: Art and Writing from a California State Prison’ Janyce Denise Glasper, ArtBlog

The Chef Fighting Mass Incarceration With Food Sheryl Nance-Nash, Atlas Obscura

AM Stories

How the George Floyd Uprising Was Framed for White Eyes Ramenda Cyrus, Mother Jones

Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict Has Not Ended Police Violence in Minneapolis Adnan Ahmed, Truthout

Echoes of Breonna Taylor in shooting of Black man in Georgia Kate Brumback, AP News

Examining efforts toward police reform in Minneapolis amid crime spike PBS

Battle for Black Voters in NYC Mayor’s Race Centers on Policing Jeffery C. Mays, New York Times

NYC’s Crime Spike Puts Policing in the Spotlight of Mayor’s Race Henry Goldman, Bloomberg

Don’t blame police reform for Philly’s skyrocketing murder rate, Kenney says Anna Orso, Philadelphia Inquirer

Gun violence is an epidemic within the pandemic Senator Ben Ray Luján and John Feinblatt, CNN

The American Rescue Plan Is Officially Funding Gun Violence Prevention Jennifer Mascia, The Trace

Public Defenders Say They’re Here To Stop Gun Violence, Too George Joseph, Gothamist

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney to reintroduce LGBTQ-inclusive violent crime data bill Jo Yurcaba, NBC News

The Citizen App’s Gamification of Vigilantism Jacob Silverman, New Republic


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