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Thursday July 9, 2020

PM Stories COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Federal and State Prisons Brendan Saloner, Kalind Parish, and Julie A. Ward, Journal of the American Medical Association New research: Adjusted for age and sex, the COVID-19 death rate in prisons is 3 times higher than in the general population Emily Widra, Prison Policy Initiative Coronavirus inside prisons doesn’t just affect inmates. It affects communities of color Patrice Gaines, NBC News Releasing People From Prison Is Easier Said Than Done Barbara Bradley Hagerty, The Atlantic A look at how COVID-19 kills...

Wednesday July 8, 2020

PM Stories Exhausted cities face another challenge: a surge in violence Tom Hays and Colleen Long, Washington Post It’s Been ‘Such a Weird Year.’ That’s Also Reflected in Crime Statistics. Jeff Asher and Ben Horwitz, New York Times ‘It’s Got to Stop’: Atlanta’s Mayor Decries a Surge of Violence as a Girl Is Killed Rick Rojas, New York Times 64 Shot, 10 Dead: Spike in Gun Violence Alarms an On-Edge NYC Ashley Southall, New York Times Is Gun Violence Spike Tied to...

Tuesday July 7, 2020

PM Stories How US Prisons Became Ground Zero for Covid-19 Taylor Miller Thomas, Politico COVID-19 Pulls Back the Mask on America’s Prison System CJ Ciaramella, Reason The View From Inside San Quentin State Prison Adamu Chan, Slate Top medical officer for California prisons ousted amid worsening coronavirus outbreak Richard Winton and Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times Gov. Newsom: Sick Inmates ‘Should Not Have Been Transferred’ To San Quentin; Six Inmates Die Of COVID-19 Since Friday KPIX Inmates Hunger Strike...

Monday June 6, 2020

PM Stories US Prison Inmate Coronavirus Cases Soar Past 50,000 Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Time ‘Historic health screw-up’: what you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis in California prisons Abené Clayton, The Guardian Fifth CA Death Row Inmate Dies of COVID-19 The Crime Report California severely short on firefighting crews after COVID-19 lockdown at prison camps Ryan Sabalow and Jason Pohl, Sacramento Bee Thousands Of Inmates Quarantined In Eastern Oregon Prison In COVID-19 Outbreak Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting The...

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 47

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: Politico reports that more than a month after protests against police brutality and systemic racism in law enforcement erupted nationwide, and with federal policing legislation held up on Capitol Hill, reforms at the state level have also stalled. Although state legislators around the country have introduced scores of police reform proposals, very few have actually become law as legislatures begin to adjourn for the year. In Minnesota, where the protests began, legislators introduced dozens of...

Friday July 3, 2020

PM Stories As Congress leaves town, hopes for police reforms fade Jennifer Haberkorn and Elliot Wailoo, Los Angeles Times Getting Judges on the Side of Abolition Matthew Clair, Boston Review How Mandatory Minimums Are Weaponized Sandeep Dhaliwal, New York Times Texas’ police use-of-force tactics scrutinized after George Floyd protests Todd Wiseman, Jeremiah Rhodes, and Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune Boston police once resembled the community. But force has grown whiter as city becomes more diverse Vernal Coleman, Boston Globe He...