PM Stories

‘Disorder and Chaos’ in NYC Jails as Pandemic Recedes Jan Ransom, New York Times

John Oliver Raises Prison-Heat Awareness on Last Week Tonight Zoe Haylock, New York Magazine

As Juneteenth marks the end of slavery, lawmakers turn their focus to forced prison labor Hannah Knowles, Washington Post

Lawmakers mark Juneteenth by reviving ‘abolition amendment’ Terry Tang, AP News

Judge Strikes Down Measure J, Seen As A Blow To The Criminal Justice Reform Movement Megan Nguyen, LAist

Los Angeles Just Elected a Liberal DA. He’s Already Facing a Recall Effort. Tim Arango, New York Times

The bogus backlash against progressive prosecutors Radley Balko, Washington Post

Marilyn Mosby’s experiment in ‘progressive prosecution’ calls for patience, something in short supply in crime-and-grime-weary Baltimore Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun

How TV Dramas Informed And Misinformed Perceptions Of The War On Drugs Eric Deggans, NPR

‘We want to differentiate ourselves from television’: News outlets tossing old approaches to covering crime Erik Wemple, Washington Post

Connecticut Becomes First State to Provide Free Calls from Prison Equal Justice Initiative

The Journalist and the Murderer – I (1989) Janet Malcolm, The New Yorker

In the Malcolm Archives Sarah Weinman, Corey Robin, Laura Marsh, and Kyle Chayka, New Republic

AM Stories

The GOP Has Declared a War on Protests Amara Enyia and Jamecia Gray, In These Times

Over 100 Anti-Protest Bills Have Been Introduced Since George Floyd Rebellion Ella Fassler, Truthout

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power Farnoush Amiri, NBC Connecticut

Once Again, Chicago Police Reform Proposals Get Delayed Mariah Woelfel, WBEZ

Hacked Emails Give Unfiltered View Into the DC Police Gang Database Chris Gelardi, The Intercept

Few Cops Who Used Force on George Floyd Protesters Have Faced Discipline Mollie Simon, ProPublica

‘Not enough has happened’: Protesters reflect on what has changed – and what hasn’t Rachel Hatzipanagos, Marian Liu, and Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn, Washington Post

On NYPD Oversight, Manhattan’s DA Candidates Are Split Sam Mellins, The Appeal

Democrats set to pare down gun control bills in aim for unity Nicholas Wu, Politico

Why GOP-Led States Are Banning the Police From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws Glenn Thrush and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, New York Times

Missouri Has Declared Federal Gun Laws Invalid. Can It Do That? Laurel Wamsley, NPR

How a Conservative Activist Invented the Conflict Over Critical Race Theory Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker