PM Stories

COVID-19 Recedes In Prisons, But Conditions Could Spell Future Outbreaks NPR

Decreasing the Jail Population Doesn’t Mean Less Safety, New Study Finds Rayna Reid, Essence

When Will Joe Biden Start Using His Clemency Powers? Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

DOJ Suspends Federal Executions – But Activists Say Biden Should Go Further Chris Walker, Truthout

Advocates Say the Biden Administration’s Execution Moratorium Doesn’t Go Far Enough Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

Alvin Bragg Set to Become Manhattan’s First Black District Attorney James D. Walsh, New York Magazine

Former Incarceree Named First NYC Deputy Jail Commissioner The Crime Report

Man serving life for water pistol robbery gets clemency nod Washington Post

Bill Cosby, Free but Not Exonerated, Faces an Uncertain Future Graham Bowley and Julia Jacobs, New York Times

Who Our Legal System Serves Amber Tamblyn, New York Magazine

Netflix’s Newest True Crime Show Wrestles With The Allure Of The Dead White Woman Alessa Dominguez, BuzzFeed News

Review: Documentary ‘The Phantom’ finds injustice on the streets of Corpus Christi Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times

Murder Is My Business Caroline Fraser, New York Review of Books

AM Stories

The Long Authoritarian History of the Capitol Riot Rick Perlstein, New York Magazine

US arrests more than a dozen in Capitol riot, among the most made public in a single day Spencer S. Hsu and Rachel Weiner, Washington Post

The First Glimmer of Accountability Quinta Jurecic, The Atlantic

Northern California city passes law requiring gun owners to carry liability insurance Elinor Aspegren, USA Today

More People Are Buying Guns. Fewer People Are Getting Background Checks. Joshua Eaton, FiveThirtyEight

California homicides jump 31% in 2020, reaching highest total in 13 years Los Angeles Times

Progressives Don’t Need to Downplay Rising Homicides Eric Levitz, New York Magazine

Concern over crime is growing – but Americans don’t just want more police, Post-ABC poll shows Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Scott Clement, Washington Post

Stop Blaming Crime Rates on Defunding the Police Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

How India Walton Convinced Buffalo Voters They Wanted Police Reform Danielle Tcholakian, New York Magazine

Freddie Gray case fallout has put Baltimore ‘ahead of the game’ with police reform. There’s much work still to be done Emma Tucker, CNN