Appeals court affirms Dylann Roof’s death sentence in Charleston church slayings Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post

Meet Dylann Roof’s Defender (2015) Andrew Cohen, The Marshall Project

Overturn Dylann Roof’s death sentence – for me, not for him Sharon Risher, Religion News Service

President Joe Biden is failing at abolishing the death penalty Stephen Cooper, Nashville Tennessean

California’s top court overturns death penalty for mentally ill man Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times

California must provide prompt treatment for mentally incompetent defendants, court rules Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco’s top prosecutor was 3 when his dad went to prison. Cuomo just granted his father clemency. Julian Mark, Washington Post

Local prosecutors shouldn’t be overlooked in the national debate on criminal justice reform Editorial Board, Washington Post

How a Black prosecutor called out racism in the DA’s office James Queally, Los Angeles Times

Eric Adams is Making White Liberals Squirm Juan Williams, The Atlantic

Gun violence is up across the country. It’s changing mayoral politics. Lisa Kashinsky, Politico

The Tweeters Behind Feeds Like DC REALTIME NEWS Make Every Shooting Known Laura Hayes, Washington City Paper

As Shootings Increased, NYC Returned to Disputed Tactic: Gang Takedowns Ashley Southall, New York Times

How Target Got Cozy With the Cops, Turning Black Neighbors Into Suspects Peter Waldman and Lauren Etter, Bloomberg

Thousands of prisoners have died of COVID-19. Because of the ‘tough on crime’ era, there’s worse to come. Frank R. Baumgartner, Tamira Daniely, Kalley Huang, Patrice McGloin, Niharika Vattikonda, Kamryn Washington, Sydney Johnson, Allison Swagert, Alexander Love, and Lyle May, Washington Post

‘The numbers don’t lie.’ COVID hits Miami’s justice system with deaths, staff shortages David Ovalle and Charles Rabin, Miami Herald

Despite early access to COVID-19 vaccines, Oregon prison staff vaccination rates lag Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

COVID: Arkansas jail dosing inmates with ivermectin, in spite of stern FDA warnings The Guardian

In WA, incarcerated students are ‘left behind and left out’ Claudia Rowe, Crosscut

Higher education is proven to help people in prison. New Pell grants aim to boost enrollment. PBS