Omicron Has Arrived. Many Prisons and Jails Are Not Ready. Beth Schwartzapfel and Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

Since you asked: What information is available about COVID-19 and vaccinations in prison now? Emily Widra, Prison Policy Initiative

Global COVID Vaccination Rates for People in Prison Remain Far Too Low Alex Norcia, Filter Magazine

As Covid Surges Again, Decarceration Is More Necessary Than Ever Amanda Klonsky, The Nation

Biden Justice Department reverses on returning federal convicts on home detention to prison Josh Gerstein, Politico

US Justice Dept says inmates sent home due to COVID-19 will not be returned to prison Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters

Advocates Hope Hochul Delivers on Clemency Where Cuomo Failed Arun Venugopal, Gothamist

My 75-year-old client died in prison. Gov. Cooper’s clemency process failed him. Jamie T. Lau, Raleigh News & Observer

Jails and prisons have always struggled to find and keep workers. COVID-19 and a nationwide labor shortage made it worse. Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio

As shortages continue to strain nation’s workforce, New England police struggle to hire Kyle Stucker, Providence Journal

Georgia police agencies struggle to fill their ranks Brad Schrade, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

To Rein In the Police, Look to the States, Not the Court Erwin Chemerinsky, New York Times

SCOTUS Opened the Door to Constitutional Vigilantism. Will Blue States Walk Through It? Jeremy Stahl, Slate

Trump wants the courts to help him sabotage the January 6 investigation Ian Millhiser, Vox

A Disturbing Gun Case Further Reveals the Peril of January 6 Mark Follman, Mother Jones

Gina. Rosanne. Guy. Kerry Howley, New York Magazine

Here’s Why Right-Wing Media Is In A Moral Panic Over Crime Nathalie Baptiste, HuffPost

Is Violent Crime Worse Today than in the 1990s? John Shjarback,

Homicide rates are still high, but in NJ, like the rest of the country, it depends where you look Kevin Shea,

Fetch the Chopping Knife Charles Nicholl, London Review of Books

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