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Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 63

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: A piece from the Brennan Center highlights 40 key ballot initiatives, sheriff’s elections, and prosecutorial races to watch on Election Day. The Appeal offers a comprehensive guide to “30 sheriff and prosecutor elections that could challenge mass incarceration.” Vox outlines six specific ballot measures in five states that will give voters a chance to make significant changes to their criminal justice systems. And a Los Angeles Times op-ed focuses on Proposition 20, the California ballot...

Friday October 23, 2020

PM Stories Justice on the Ballot 2020 Brennan Center for Justice On Criminal Justice, Trump and Biden Are Running Against Their Own Records CJ Ciaramella, Reason Bureau of Justice Statistics reporting that, as of end of 2019, “US imprisonment rate at its lowest since 1995.” Sentencing Law and Policy Court orders San Quentin prison to sharply cut inmate population after COVID outbreak Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times NJ will release more than 2,000 prisoners next month. Who is eligible to get out...

Thursday October 22, 2020

PM Stories How 2020 voters could change the criminal justice system, in 6 ballot measures German Lopez, Vox How NJ Broke Ground With ‘COVID Time’ for Inmates Amid Justice Reform Push Suzette Parmley, New Jersey Law Journal The Virginia legislature just achieved good criminal justice reforms. But there’s a long way to go. Editorial Board, Washington Post California Could End Cash Bail. But is This Alternative Any Better? Lauren Lee White, The Appeal Uncovering the Hidden $372 Billion Cost of Our Criminal...

Wednesday October 21, 2020

PM Stories COVID-19 in Prisons Is Far Worse Than Previously Thought, Data Trackers Say Tyler Hicks, Truthout The Trump Administration Is Getting Sued Over COVID Exploding in Prisons Emma Ockerman, Vice Murphy signs bill to release thousands of NJ prisoners early beginning the day after Election Day Blake Nelson, NJ Advance Media San Quentin must release or transfer half its prisoners because of lack of COVID care, court rules Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle COVID-19 has infected more than 2,900 people in...

Tuesday October 20, 2020

PM Stories These 3 propositions could have a big impact on California’s criminal justice system George Skelton, Los Angeles Times Prop 20’s Justice Reform Changes Would Send Disproportionate Numbers Of Californians Of Color Into Lockup, Says Report Taylor Walker, Witness LA Op-Ed: Polly Klaas was our sister. We don’t want unjust laws to be her legacy Jess Nichol and Annie Nichol, Los Angeles Times Your Guide to 30 Sheriff and Prosecutor Elections That Could Challenge Mass Incarceration Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal Coronavirus...

Monday October 19, 2020

PM Stories The Federal Death Penalty Returns Scott Shackford, Reason US Schedules First Execution of a Woman in Nearly 70 Years Marie Fazio, New York Times The Hidden Cruelty of Trump’s Executions Liliana Segura, The Intercept Dying Inside: The Hidden Crisis in America’s Jails Peter Eisler, Linda So, Jason Szep, Grant Smith, and Ned Parker, Reuters Profiting from prisoners Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post Life Without Parole for Kids Is Cruelty With No Benefit Brandon L. Garrett, The...