PM Stories

This Is What Billionaire Justice Looks Like Patrick Radden Keefe, New York Times

The Rise and Fall of an Herbal Viagra Scammer Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling, New Republic

A secret algorithm is transforming DNA evidence. This defendant could be the first to scrutinize it. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post

ASU research finds likely increase in false guilty pleas during pandemic Peter Samore, KTAR

Federal Judge Rules Prison System Has Failed To Protect Inmates From COVID-19 Kevin Dayton, Honolulu Civil Beat

Inside The Nation’s Overdose Crisis in Prisons and Jails Beth Schwartzapfel and Jimmy Jenkins, The Marshall Project

Nearly Half of State Incarcerees Suffer From Substance Abuse: Survey Blake Diaz, The Crime Report

Schumer Will Propose Federal Decriminalization of Marijuana Nicholas Fandos, New York Times

A wave of new criminal justice laws were enacted in Colorado. Here are the big takeaways. Moe Clark, Colorado Newsline

Restorative Justice Requires an ‘All-of-the-Above Approach’ Ankush Khardori, American Prospect

A formerly incarcerated artist’s Brief But Spectacular take on rehabilitation through art PBS

Nigel Poor Gives a Photographical Glimpse Into Prison Life Abigail Glasgow, Cultured Magazine

ESPN’s ‘Breakaway’ Is A Candid Look At Maya Moore’s Criminal Justice Advocacy Nasha Smith, Forbes

AM Stories

Biden Seeks to Confront Crime While Supporting Police Reform Michael D. Shear and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times

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

Republicans and Democrats accuse each other of ‘defunding the police’ Tammy C. Barney, Louisiana Illuminator

‘Defund the Police’ Isn’t Causing Crime to Spike. My Family Is Proof Issac Bailey, Newsweek

‘Running against the woke left’: Can Sheriff Villanueva’s shift to the right work in LA? Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times

Rising crime rates could undermine the US’ progressive prosecutor movement Madeleine Brand, KCRW

On police reform, US can learn from its own history Patrik Jonsson, Christian Science Monitor

UN to Form Panel to Investigate Systemic Racism in Policing Nick Cumming-Bruce, New York Times

Interior Dept. creates task force to study its police departments, with former Park Police chief as chair Tom Jackman, Washington Post

New DC Bill Would Mandate A Public Database Of Police Misconduct Records Martin Austermuhle, DCist

The Vexing Obstacle to Police Reform: A Cop’s Miserable Life Gordon Witkin, Washington Monthly

The Plight of the Violence Interruptors Christopher Robbins, New York Magazine

The Watchdogs Lakeidra Chavis and Daniel Nass, Chicago Sun-Times