PM Stories

As COVID recedes in prisons, will any lessons learned stick? Katie Park, Keri Blakinger, and Claudia Lauer, AP News

Old People in Prison Were Left to Die From COVID. It Didn’t Have to Be That Way. Lisa Armstrong, Mother Jones

Prisons Have a Health Care Issue – And It Starts at the Top, Critics Say Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

Teens Can Get Swept Into Adult Prisons. DC’s Attorney General Wants To Change That Carrie Johnson, NPR

California moves to phase out its state-run youth prisons Don Thompson, AP News

Department of Correction moves to end solitary confinement Shira Schoenberg, CommonWealth Magazine

Time to End Crack-Cocaine Disparity Once and For All: Police Group Diane Goldstein, The Crime Report

Bid to Decriminalize Psychedelics Clears Key Legislative Hurdle in California Matthew Renda, Courthouse News

Maine governor faces pressure to decriminalize prostitution Liz Crampton, Politico

Ecocide: why establishing a new international crime would be a step towards interspecies justice Heather Alberro and Luigi Daniele, The Conversation

Bill Cosby released from prison after sexual assault conviction is vacated by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Sonia Rao, Paul Farhi, and Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post

Why Did It Take 47 Years to Prove Anthony Mazza was Innocent? Samuel Gross and Ken Otterbourg, The Crime Report

To Shed a Cage Champe Barton, The Trace

A New Lease on Life Ashley Nellis, Sentencing Project

AM Stories

Police Reform On Paper Only Is Meaningless. We Need True Justice Sophia Hall and Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, WBUR

Black Lives Matter leaders met with Biden officials – and they’re disappointed with police reform talks Brian Schwartz, CNBC

Police reform negotiations in Congress are teetering on collapse. Cops may be to blame. Leigh Ann Caldwell, NBC News

The Damning Truth Behind Cop “Walkout” Stories Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

Missouri’s New Gun Law Divides Police Luke X. Martin, NPR

Portland, Ore., leaders walk tightrope between calls to defund police, escalating violence Alicia Victoria Lozano and Gabe Gutierrez, NBC News

The continuing GOP fiction that President Biden supports defunding police Glenn Kessler, Washington Post

Biden backs funding more police to fight crime wave BBC News

Defund the police? Actually, police salaries are rising in departments across the United States Laurie Woods, The Conversation

Defunding the Police Is Dead, But Reform Lives On Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

George Floyd’s Death Prompts Police Training to Confront Colleagues’ Misconduct Zusha Elinson, Wall Street Journal

Minnesota Poised to Pass Policing Bill That Would Restrict Asset Forfeiture and No-Knock Raids CJ Ciaramella, Reason

‘All Light, Everywhere’: A Self-Aware Documentary on Police Brutality and On-Going Police Violence Jordan Qin, Hollywood Insider