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Thursday June 25, 2020

PM Stories How the Federal Government Lost Track of Deaths in Custody Ethan Corey, The Appeal Inside the US’s Largest Maximum-Security Prison, COVID-19 Raged. Outside, Officials Called Their Fight a Success. (Louisiana) Anat Rubin, Tim Golden, and Richard A. Webster, ProPublica Committee approves controversial former Angola warden to lead Mississippi’s prison system Luke Ramseth, Mississippi Clarion Ledger Suspects in Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing Are Indicted on Murder Charges Richard Fausset, New York Times US inmates got virus relief checks, and IRS wants them...

Wednesday June 24, 2020

PM Stories Paraphrase Sarah Resnick, n+1 Magazine COVID-19 Spurs Call to Reform Prison Health Care Michael Gelb, The Crime Report In the Middle of a Pandemic, Prisoners at San Quentin Are Punished for Being Sick Juan Moreno Haines, The Appeal ‘SOS COVID-19’: Immigrants fear for their lives in Houston detention facilities plagued by virus Olivia P. Tallet, Houston Chronicle No Money For Bail Left 1 Man To Ride Out COVID-19 In Jail Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting Lawyers can’t...

Tuesday June 23, 2020

PM Stories The Hidden Constitutional Costs of the Carceral System Tahir Duckett, The Atlantic Rural Communities of Color Left Behind by Justice Reforms: Paper The Crime Report Hold Prosecutors Accountable, Too Kate Levine and Joanna Schwartz, Boston Review California DA threatens whistleblower complaint against public defender over protest blog posts Radley Balko, Washington Post NY’s Legal Limbo: Pandemic Creates Backlog of 39,200 Criminal Cases Alan Feuer, Nicole Hong, Benjamin Weiser, and Jan Ransom, New York Times COVID-19 cases are...

Monday June 22, 2020

PM Stories Trump Fires US Attorney in New York Who Investigated His Inner Circle Alan Feuer, Katie Benner, Ben Protess, Maggie Haberman, William K. Rashbaum, Nicole Hong, and Benjamin Weiser, New York Times In the crisis at Justice, impartial rule of law is on the line Stuart M. Gerson, Washington Post Why Bill Barr Got Rid of Geoffrey Berman Paul Rosenzweig, The Atlantic Incarcerated Women: Forgotten Victims of COVID-19 Krystin Roehl and Jesse Kelley, The Crime Report Coronavirus Cases Skyrocket at Bay...

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 45

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: This week, amid ongoing protests, lawmakers around the country continued to implement police reforms. In Minnesota, the governor endorsed a package of sweeping changes, including proposals to revamp oversight and disciplinary procedures and fund community groups that could act as alternatives to police. Reform legislation in Washington, DC will expand civilian oversight, make it easier to fire officers, and tweak rules governing the use of deadly force. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh declared racism a “public health crisis,” announcing plans to reroute...

Friday June 19, 2020

PM Stories Trump Can’t Immediately End DACA, Supreme Court Rules Adam Liptak and Michael D. Shear, New York Times For ‘dreamers,’ elation and relief after Supreme Court decision extending DACA Maria Sacchetti and Nick Miroff, Washington Post A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons The Marshall Project The Prison Was Built to Hold 1,500 Inmates. It Had Over 2,000 Coronavirus Cases. (Ohio) Dara Lind, ProPublica Thousands are serving life sentences in Louisiana. A new case could give them the chance to appeal. Richard A. Webster, Washington Post