PM Stories

Joe Biden Is Doing Nothing to Prevent Another Federal Execution Spree Austin Sarat, Slate

A pause on the death penalty isn’t enough Editorial Board, Washington Post

As the death penalty becomes less common, life imprisonment becomes more so Economist

The Real Toll From Prison COVID Cases May Be Higher Than Reported Maura Turcotte, Rachel Sherman, Rebecca Griesbach, Ann Hinga Klein, Brendon Derr, and Timothy Williams, New York Times

Philly jails are in crisis, and a tactic used during COVID-19 is the solution Editorial Board, Philadelphia Inquirer

COVID-19 has delayed criminal trials across Canada. Is the justice system doing enough to address the problem? Alicia Bridges and Kendall Latimer, CBC News

COVID-19 caused a huge court-case backlog and a crisis in access to justice. We’re addressing it Leonardo Castro, Twin Cities Pioneer Press

In rare use of power, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly grants clemency to Johnson County native, 7 others Sherman Smith, Shawnee Mission Post

Grandmother jailed after not answering her phone during class is ordered released from prison sentence Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post

Sha’Carri Richardson and the last gasp of the war on marijuana German Lopez, Vox

The economic toll of having your criminal record in the news Janet Nguyen, Marketplace

‘Worse Than a Prison’: Hospitals for the Criminally Insane Emma Copley Eisenberg, New York Times

How “Solitary Gardens” Help Envision a World Without Prisons Roshan Abraham, Yes! Magazine

AM Stories

4th Of July Shootings Across The Country Killed More Than 180 People Jaclyn Diaz, NPR

Cuomo declares ‘state of emergency’ in New York due to gun violence Independent

Amid surge in violent crime, Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhood ponders new city Tim Craig, Washington Post

Biden Doesn’t Have an Answer to America’s Crime Spike David A. Graham, The Atlantic

Experts challenge Biden crime-fighting strategy of targeting gun sales: ‘A silly, childish notion’ Jeff Mordock, Washington Times

What COVID-19 Can Teach Us About Curbing Gun Violence Matthew Mangino, The Crime Report

Why Did the Police Shoot Matthew Zadok Williams? Charles Bethea, The New Yorker

Promise vs practice: Police body-cam delays in Texas capital frustrate reformers Alexandra Ulmer and Julia Harte, Reuters

In Atlanta, a glimpse of why ‘defund the police’ has faltered Patrik Jonsson, Christian Science Monitor

While vowing police reform, a majority-Black county has spent $17.6 million fighting officers who allege racism Katie Mettler and Rachel Chason, Washington Post