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Friday April 10, 2020

Chicago’s Jail Is Top US Hot Spot as Virus Spreads Behind Bars Timothy Williams and Danielle Ivory, New York Times A ‘Hyper-Acceleration’ of Justice Reform Under COVID-19 The Crime Report COVID-19 shows why we need misdemeanor criminal justice reform Annika Olson, The Hill Don’t Look to the DOJ to Keep Federal Prisons and Their Surrounding Communities Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic Shon Hopwood, The Appeal Coronavirus has led to thousands of early releases from prisons and jails. Not in Arizona Kurtis Lee and Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times Louisiana’s Coronavirus Plan...

Thursday April 9, 2020

Coronavirus has shown that it is possible to change the US criminal justice system Derecka Purnell, The Guardian ICE Releases 160 Migrants Over Coronavirus Risk Michelle Hackman, Wall Street Journal Four Texas prisons on complete lockdown related to possible COVID-19 exposures Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle Expert: Officials playing ‘life-or-death game of rock, paper, scissors’ with Harris County Jail Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle Inmates with ongoing innocence claims sit in prisons threatened by coronavirus as courts shut down Dan Hinkel and Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune ‘It’s Absolute Hell.’ Coronavirus Derails Parole Hearings Across US...

Wednesday April 8, 2020

We Put Too Many People Behind Bars. This Pandemic Shows Why That’s Not Necessary. Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones  Barr says bail decisions should consider virus risks Josh Gerstein, Politico ‘They’re All Really Afraid’: Coronavirus Spreads In Federal Prisons Ryan Lucas, NPR Coronavirus Puts a Prison Under Siege (Louisiana) Sadie Gurman, Zusha Elinson, and Deanna Paul, Wall Street Journal As Coronavirus Looms in Federal Detention, People Inside Are Being Denied Constitutional Right to Speak With Lawyers Nick Pinto, The Intercept Federal Prisons Agency “Put Staff in Harm’s Way” of Coronavirus (Louisiana) Joseph Neff and...

Tuesday April 7, 2020

Even Now, Criminal Defendants Have Rights Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic No mass prison release for now; federal panel says it can’t rule on coronavirus case Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times Crime rates plummet amid the coronavirus pandemic, but not everyone is safer in their home Kenny Jacoby, Mike Stucka, and Kristine Phillips, USA Today Executions Are On Hold, but States Are Still Pushing for Death Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith, The Intercept Probation and Parole Officers Are Rethinking Their Rules As Coronavirus Spreads Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project

Monday April 6, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Andrew Cuomo Held New York’s Health Care Hostage to Undo Criminal Justice Reforms Nick Pinto, The Intercept Bail Reform Rollbacks are a Dangerous Failing of Moral Courage Tiffany Cabán, Gotham Gazette Mass release of California prisoners weighed by judges amid coronavirus fears Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times Why Are We Transferring Potentially Sick Inmates Across the Country Without Testing Them First? Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones NYPD’s Aggressive Policing Risks Spreading the Coronavirus Alice Speri, The Intercept Prosecutors In This Virginia County Are Letting People Go To Jail for...

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 34

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: A piece from The Intercept looks at the criminal justice reforms – decreasing prison and jail populations, improving conditions, and reducing new prosecutions of low-level nonviolent offenses – that are now being expedited due to the spread of coronavirus. Advocates have pushed for these reforms for decades; now, “swift changes from prosecutorial offices across the country raise the question: Why not earlier? And with those changes in place, can things go back to the way they were?” A piece from the Marshall Project explains why county...