PM Stories

Virus cases are surging at crowded immigration detention centers in the US Maura Turcotte, New York Times

Most inmates have had their COVID-19 shots – but their guards likely haven’t Amy Worden, Philadelphia Inquirer

Incarcerated at home: The rise of ankle monitors and house arrest during the pandemic April Glaser, NBC News

Ankle Monitors Tether Wearers to the Carceral System: Study Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

The Pandemic Proved We Don’t Need Bail Madison Pauly, Mother Jones

Baltimore to Stop Prosecuting “Nonviolent” Crimes. Activists Say More Is Needed. Ella Fassler, Truthout

Criminal justice changes in Virginia prompt debate over how prosecutors are funded by the state Antonio Olivo, Washington Post

What Alvin Bragg Plans to Do With Cy Vance’s Troubled Sex-Crimes Unit Victoria Bekiempis, New York Magazine

Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Nightmare Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

He Is Imprisoned at Guantánamo. Making Art Is His Escape. Dara Kell and Veena Rao, New York Times

The Climate Crisis Is a Crime Story Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation

AM Stories

Derek Chauvin’s Trial and George Floyd’s City Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Sees A Cycle Of Inaction On Police Reform Noel King, NPR

‘Patience is growing thin’: Activists fear Biden’s anti-crime strategy could overshadow police reform efforts Courtney Subramanian, USA Today

Republicans revive soft-on-crime rhetoric amid rise in US homicides Daniel Strauss, The Guardian

Crafting midterm message, Republicans seize on crime spikes Jonathan Allen, NBC News

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

FBI data proves GOP fear-mongering about rising crime rates wrong MSNBC

US saw biggest spike in gun violence in 50 years. Don’t panic yet. Noah Robertson, Christian Science Monitor

America’s Gun Violence Problem Is Making Police Reform Harder WBUR

Police response to mentally ill people is under scrutiny. Denver may offer way forward. Vicky Collins, NBC News

Pomona school district defunds police, reimagines school safety Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times

Saving “All These Sons” from gun violence in Chicago Gary M. Kramer, Salon