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Friday March 20, 2020

ICE to stop most immigration enforcement inside US, will focus on criminals during coronavirus outbreak Maria Sacchetti and Arelis R. Hernández, Washington Post Police departments across the nation are changing how they respond during the coronavirus pandemic CNN DC Cops Balance Bravado and Caution During COVID-19 Pandemic Simone Weichselbaum, The Marshall Project Los Angeles Is Releasing Inmates Early And Arresting Fewer People Over Fears Of The Coronavirus In Jails Salvador Hernandez, BuzzFeed News Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby to stop prosecuting drug possession, prostitution, other crimes amid coronavirus Tim Prudente and Phillip Jackson, Baltimore Sun

Thursday March 19, 2020

What Coronavirus Quarantine Looks Like in Prison Christopher Blackwell and Arthur Longworth, The Marshall Project ‘We Are Not a Hospital’: Inside a Prison Bracing for the Coronavirus Danielle Ivory, New York Times Will Rikers Island Free Inmates Because of the Coronavirus? James D. Walsh, New York Magazine Self-Isolation Orders Pit Civil Liberties Against Public Good In Coronavirus Pandemic David Welna, NPR Tracking Prisons’ Response to Coronavirus The Marshall Project American Courts’ Failure to Respond to the Coronavirus Could Be Catastrophic Mark Joseph Stern, Slate We must release prisoners to lessen the...

Wednesday March 18, 2020

An Epicenter of the Pandemic Will Be Jails and Prisons, if Inaction Continues Amanda Klonsky, New York Times As COVID-19 Measures Grow, Prison Oversight Falls Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project To Stop Coronavirus, Places Where People Gather Are Shutting Down Across California. What About Its Jails? Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal LA County courts to shut down for several days amid coronavirus spread James Queally and Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times Texas Court Issues Temporary Stay of Execution Amid Coronavirus ‘Health Crisis’ Lauren Gill, The Appeal Sheriff suspends non-violent arrests due to COVID-19 (Wisconsin)...

Tuesday March 17, 2020

How Prisons and Jails Can Respond to the Coronavirus Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker Robert Durst murder trial postponed because of coronavirus as court announces new safety measures Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times Miami-Dade suspends evictions and water cut-offs during coronavirus emergency Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald Does Florida Really Want Ex-Felons to Vote? Nicholas Casey, New York Times The Stabbing in Morningside Park Lisa Miller, New York Magazine Criminals Should Serve Their Sentences Psychologically Steven James, New York Times Death Watch: Defense to DA – A Conflict of Interest?...

Monday March 16, 2020

Justice Is Blind. What if She Also Has the Coronavirus? Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Serge F. Kovaleski, New York Times Our Courts and Jails Are Putting Lives at Risk Emily Bazelon, New York Times Why Jails Are Key to ‘Flattening the Curve’ of Coronavirus Kelsey Kauffman, The Appeal In hardest-hit states, coronavirus is grinding justice to a halt Kara Scannell and Erica Orden, CNN LA County courts call for 30-day delay in many trials amid coronavirus spread Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times California ‘Sanctuary’ Policies Have No Impact on Crime Rates,...

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 31

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: The New York Times reports that on Wednesday, Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison. The long sentence capped a precipitous fall from power for Weinstein and represented a substantive victory for the #MeToo movement brought about by his accusers. The Los Angeles Times reports that incumbent Jackie Lacey will most likely face a runoff in the race for Los Angeles County district attorney. According to the LA County registrar-recorder’s office, Lacey’s share of the vote currently sits at 49.94%; to win outright would...