PM Stories

America’s Rural-Jail-Death Problem Katie Rose Quandt, The Atlantic

Rise in jail deaths is especially troubling as jail populations become more rural and more female Leah Wang, Prison Policy Initiative

Inhumane system of incarceration in US poses special danger to women Jessica L. Adler, Washington Post

Women Lead Toll of US Jail Deaths: Study The Crime Report

Ending Birth Behind Bars: Minnesota’s Healthy Start Act and Where We Go From Here Lily Sendroff, Ms. Magazine

AP sources: Officials mulling ousting US prisons director Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, AP News

California banned private prisons, immigrant detention centers. Will the law survive court? Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times

Cases challenge no-parole terms for young adult killers Alanna Durkin Richer, Washington Post

Opinion: Path forward for nonunanimous convictions requires legislative, judicial guidance Ellen Rosenblum, The Oregonian

Michigan’s Conviction Integrity Unit Investigates Past Mistakes in State’s Prosecution to Learn From Them Nora Rhein, Detroit Today

New Orleans judge tosses black man’s murder conviction over juror selection bias 4WWL

The Terrifying True Story Behind Netflix’s Documentary, ‘Sophie: A Murder In West Cork’ Marie Claire

The strange allure of true crime makeup videos on YouTube Michelle Krasovitski, i-D

AM Stories

Crime is becoming one of America’s biggest political issues Zachary B. Wolf, CNN

Staving Off GOP Attacks, Democrats Show New Urgency on Crime Alexander Burns, New York Times

‘It has to end’: Biden targets illegal gun sales, rogue dealers in strategy to combat rising crime Joey Garrison, USA Today

Biden Aims to Bolster Police Departments as Homicides Increase Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times

To Reduce Crime, Joe Biden Wants to Fund Local Communities – and the Police Abigail Weinberg, Mother Jones

Can Police Cope With the Surge in Violent Crime? The Crime Report

CNN rides along with NYPD as crime rates spike CNN

Mainstream Reporters Are Parroting the Republicans’ Idiotic Talking Points About Crime Alex Shephard, New Republic

It’s time for journalism to break the cycle of crime reporting Doris Truong, Poynter

What Gun Violence Prevention Looks Like When It Focuses on the Communities Hurt the Most (2019) Elizabeth Van Brocklin, The Trace

Black Mothers On The Lasting Impact Of Chicago’s Gun Violence Stephanie Kim, WBEZ

A Black officer and an activist’s honest conversation about police reform MSNBC