PM Stories

Wrongful Convictions Haunt the US Maurice Possley, Sojourners

More than 2,800 have been wrongly convicted in the US. Lawmakers and advocates want to make sure they’re paid their dues. Christina Carrega, CNN

Supreme Court rules against inmate in death penalty case AP News

Execution Pause Is Incomplete Step Toward Biden Abolition Pledge Jordan S. Rubin, Bloomberg Law

The State of COVID-19 in US Prisons Kayla Hui, VeryWell Health

Federal Court Case: Corrections Officials Botched COVID-19 Response In Prisons Kevin Dayton, Honolulu Civil Beat

King County’s courts are ‘barely keeping up’ with a massive backlog of cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic Sara Jean Green, Seattle Times

Prisoners Sent Home Early by the Cares Act Dread the Pandemic’s End David Yaffe-Bellany, Bloomberg Businessweek

What Bill Cosby’s Release Really Says About Getting a Conviction Overturned in America Janell Ross, Time Magazine

#MeToo: How a Broken Criminal Justice System Led to Bill Cosby’s Acquittal Meghna Sridhar, The Quint

How Did Allison Highwolf Die? Distrust Fuels a Mystery in Indian Country. Elizabeth Williamson, New York Times

The Endless Robbing of Native American Graves Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, Washington Post Magazine

Why Jack the Ripper and other serial killer narratives endure Clare Whitfield, Salon

Death Drives Peter C. Baker, New York Review of Books

AM Stories

When Cops Commit Property Damage Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

After Backlash, Predictive Policing Adapts to a Changed World David Uberti, Wall Street Journal

How California Will Investigate Police Killings Jill Cowan, New York Times

Representative urges Congress to get tough on gun violence MSNBC

One city ‘ready to explode’ as US murder rates surge in pandemic Nathan Layne, Reuters

Pandemic gun violence surge was not linked to rise in gun sales, study finds Lois Beckett, The Guardian

Biden to convene session on rising gun violence Monday Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe, AP News

Democrats Have an Opportunity to Win the Crime Debate Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate

There’s a Proven Way to Reduce Gun Violence in America’s Cities. We Just Need to Fund It Eddie Bocanegra, Time Magazine

Community-Based Violence Solutions Work – But They Need To Be Properly Funded, South Side Groups Say After Violent Weekend Maxwell Evans and Atavia Reed, Block Club Chicago

After holiday weekend violence, youth incarceration still not the answer Olivia Blocker, Chicago Tribune

West Side Violence Interrupters Working To Bring Hope, Purpose To Young Residents – Before They Pick Up A Gun Pascal Sabino, Block Club Chicago

Why People Misperceive Crime Trends Toni Monkovic and Jeff Asher, New York Times