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

Five years later, Virginia prison still not meeting terms of court-ordered settlement over shoddy medical care Ned Oliver, Virginia Mercury

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

Chatham County Jail’s backlog costs taxpayers $6.76 million and counting Coco Papy, Savannah Morning News

Colorado’s largest jails cut their populations because of coronavirus. Now the numbers are creeping back up. Olivia Prentzel, Colorado Sun

We Know How to Fix the Clemency Process. So Why Don’t We? Rachel E. Barkow and Mark Osler, New York Times

Organizations Call on President Biden to Grant Clemency to Thousands on COVID Home Confinement Stephanie Boulos, Davis Vanguard

Biden administration backs bill to undo crack cocaine sentencing disparities Rebecca Shabad, NBC News

The Ugly Bipartisan History of Crack Cocaine Sentencing Cato Institute

First Step Toward Drug-Related Sentencing Reform Davis Vanguard

NJ has dismissed 88K weed cases under new marijuana law Amanda Hoover, NJ Advance Media

Dream Corps Launches Campaign to Close Federal Prisons The Crime Report

“Spaces of Detention” Takes You Inside the Facilities That Criminalize Undocumented Immigrants Ariel Goodman, The Marshall Project

One Good Thing: An incredible true crime book about the problems with true crime books Emily VanDerWerff, Vox

AM Stories

Biden balances fighting rising crime, reforming police Jonathan Lemire, Michael Balsamo, and Colleen Long, AP News

Biden hosts police chiefs as Democrats try to contain political fallout from violent crime spike Annika Kim Constantino, CNBC

Biden presses local officials to use relief money to tamp down on crime Matt Viser, Washington Post

DOJ Earmarks $7.65m for Rural Police Body Cams The Crime Report

When a new district attorney takes office, police kill fewer people, our research finds Allison Stashko, Washington Post

Progressive Prosecutors Navigate Wary Cops, Anxious Communities Ayanna Alexander, Bloomberg Law

The New Recruits Lane DeGregory, Tampa Bay Times

Darnella Frazier’s Nightmare Year Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

Grief counselors in short supply with gun violence rising Claudia Lauer, AP News

6 Months After Riot, Capitol Police Face Multiple Crises Luke Broadwater, New York Times

What Led A Police Chief Turned Yoga Instructor To The Capitol Riot? Tom Dreisbach, NPR