PM Stories

Incarceration after COVID: how the pandemic could permanently change jails and prisons Racine County Eye

Louisiana prisons suspend visitation again as COVID-19 cases soar in the state Tori B. Powell, CBS News

Bergen County Jail rife with abuse and discrimination, complaint says Liam Quinn, NorthJersey.com

Psychiatry Professor Explores Intersection of Mental Illness and Mass Incarceration Detroit Today

A ‘Warm’ Closure Tomas Keen, Inquest

Monetary Sanctions as a Pound of Flesh Alexes Harris, Brennan Center for Justice

Nine ways that states can provide better public defense Ginger Jackson-Gleich and Wanda Bertram, Prison Policy Initiative

New State Funding Boosts Prosecutor-Led Resentencing Efforts in California Matthew Green, KQED

Activists push Sacramento County to consider race, equity in new criminal justice agency Michael Finch II, Sacramento Bee

Lil Nas X Uses Chart-Topping ‘Industry Baby’ To Stump for Bail Reform Scott Shackford, Reason

The power of asking, ‘Is there a better way?’ Mark Obbie, The Whole Story

AM Stories

One nation under fire: A week’s glance at gun violence ripping across America Marlene Lenthang, Anthony Rivas, Ely Brown, Jack Date, Mark Nichols, and Pierre Thomas, ABC News

Downplaying Crime Is a Disaster for Progressives Zaid Jilani, The Atlantic

Biden, Warning of Crime Wave, Diverts COVID Funds to Police in Snub to Progressives Aila Slisco, Newsweek

Why Are Public Defenders Backing a Major Assault on Gun Control? Elie Mystal, The Nation

Nearly a year into Lightfoot’s anti-violence plan, many of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods are doing worse David Struett, Chicago Sun-Times

Gunshot-Detecting Tech Is Summoning Armed Police to Black Neighborhoods Todd Feathers, Vice

Detroit’s Black residents seek more police presence yet often see slower 911 response Tami Abdollah and Aleszu Bajak, USA Today

Sheriff Villanueva is angry – at elected officials, at The Times, at lawlessness Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times

As federal oversight of police comes to new cities, Oakland serves as cautionary tale Kevin Johnson, USA Today

Oakland’s Bet on Community Gun Violence Prevention Ko Bragg, The Trace

Mental Health Response Teams Yield Better Outcomes Than Police In NYC, Data Shows Deepa Shivaram, NPR