PM Stories

How Mass Incarceration Makes Us All Sick Eric Reinhart, Health Affairs

‘I’ll be the first to die’ Michael Murney, Chicago Reader

Federal Prison Officials Granted Only 36 of 31,000 Compassionate Release Requests During Pandemic Equal Justice Initiative

‘More harm than good’: Most Pa. prisoners are vaxxed, but isolating COVID rules remain Katie Meyer, WHYY

With over 2,700 deaths behind bars and slow vaccine acceptance, prisons and jails must continue to decarcerate Emily Widra, Prison Policy Initiative

Study Reveals Policies Created in Response to COVID-19 Decreased Crime, Arrests, Jail Population Davis Vanguard

States grapple with closing youth detention centers Holly Ramer, AP News

Court Ends Fees, Fines for Youth in Criminal Justice System US News & World Report

212,000 Business Owners Barred From COVID Aid Because of Criminal Record Emily Riley, The Crime Report

Colorado prison inmates fight wildfires while they’re serving time, but can’t get hired when they get out Olivia Prentzel and Jennifer Brown, Colorado Sun

After serving 20 years for a crime he didn’t commit, he’s building a new legacy: a barber college Christine Fernando, USA Today

A Sensational Murder Case That Ended in a Wrongful Conviction Katya Cengel, Smithsonian Magazine

Murder by the Coast: The shocking story behind Netflix’s latest true-crime documentary Isobel Lewis, Independent

ESPN doc ‘Breakaway’ on Maya Moore’s criminal justice advocacy will debut in July Cassandra Negley, Yahoo! Sports

AM Stories

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

Crime wave could stall bipartisan justice reforms W. James Antle III, Yahoo! News

How Cops Use Crime Rates Against the Movement to Defund the Police Matt Ford, New Republic

If you want to know how battle over defund police plays out, watch New York City election Ashish Prashar, USA Today

Data Contradicts NYPD’s Claim That Bail Reform And COVID-Releases Drove Shooting Spike Sydney Pereira, Gothamist

The Authoritarian Instincts of Police Unions Adam Serwer, The Atlantic

Few police agencies have given LA prosecutors the names of dishonest cops Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times

What We Know About the Killing of Winston Smith in Minneapolis Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone

The Risks of ‘Driving While Black’ in Baltimore County Gabriella Felitto, The Crime Report

Violent Encounters With Police Send Thousands of People to the ER Every Year Simone Weichselbaum, Lisa Riordan Seville, Emily Siegel, Joseph Neff, and Abbie VanSickle, The Marshall Project

Few Cops We Found Using Force on George Floyd Protesters Are Known to Have Faced Discipline Mollie Simon, ProPublica

Should Derek Chauvin face 30 years in prison? Criminal justice reform advocates say a long sentence would do more harm than good Haven Orecchio-Egresitz, Insider

Restorative Justice More Effective than Incarceration in Hate Crimes: Report Eva Herscovitz, The Crime Report

Unmasking the far right: An extremist paid a price when his identity was exposed online after a violent clash in Washington Robert Klemko, Washington Post

A Lawyer For Jan. 6 Defendants Is Giving Her Clients Remedial Lessons In American History Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPost