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After Lethal Injection (2015) Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project

Lawmakers ask US Justice Department to stop seeking death penalty Jonathan Allen, Reuters

Alabama won’t describe nitrogen execution plans for security Kim Chandler, AP News

Homicide Is Seventh Alabama Prison Death in Two Weeks Equal Justice Initiative

Prison suicides have been rising for years. Experts fear the pandemic has made it worse. Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project/NBC News

Documents Foreshadow a Grim Future for COVID-19 Spread in Federal Prisons Syeda Malliha and Kadeisha Weise, ACLU

Low reports of prison staff COVID-19 shots leave vulnerability on both sides of the wire Kelly Powers and Sammy Gibbons, York Daily Record

US Justice Dept. clashes with inmates over credits to shave prison time Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters

Jailhouse lawyers take on COVID-19 where prisons won’t Lucia Geng, Shadowproof

The pandemic home confinement experiment was a huge success Bonnie Kristian, The Week

A New Standard for Community Supervision: Continue Reforms as We Reimagine the System JT Mullins, CLASP

New limits on jailhouse witnesses part of Minnesota push to undo wrongful convictions Stephen Montemayor, Minneapolis Star Tribune

After 50 years in prison – 37 in solitary confinement – Philly man’s conviction is vacated Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Two best friends from Philly were wrongly convicted of murder. Now, both are free. Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

AM Stories

Getting Away With Murder (2017) Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project

Mississippi’s history of lynchings haunts grieving mother DeNeen L. Brown, Washington Post

Atlanta shooting victim’s biracial sons seek to unite Black, Asian communities in shared fight against hate Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post

‘Epidemic’ of gun violence prompts call for Virginia to use federal dollars to curb shootings Graham Moomaw, Virginia Mercury

Philadelphia activists kick off 150-mile march to DC to demand action on police brutality and gun violence Anna Orso, Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Patience is thin’: As expansion of violence interrupter effort nears, death toll mounts Elizabeth DePompei, Indianapolis Star

When the ‘Peacemakers’ Become Victims Johnny Rice II, The Crime Report

My husband’s suicide after Jan. 6 riots was a line-of-duty death. He deserves recognition. Erin Smith, USA Today

Cops Lobby Against Efforts to Relax Gun Background Checks Gabriela Felitto, The Crime Report

Police pushback doesn’t stop conservative gun law rollback Lindsay Whitehurst, AP News

The judge upending California’s gun laws: ‘Blessed’ jurist or ‘stone-cold ideologue’? Laura J. Nelson and Kristina Davis, Los Angeles Times

Oakland High activist confronts policing and pandemic in ‘Homeroom’ Pam Grady, San Francisco Chronicle

Violence That Doesn’t Go Viral NPR