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It will be months before the pilot program is implemented in part of East Oakland, but activists say it’s a move in the right direction.
On his first day in office, George Gascón said prosecutors will not seek bail starting Jan. 1, a win for criminal justice reformers.
Los Angeles County, with the country’s largest jail system and largest local prosecutor office, is considered a crown jewel in a nationwide push for criminal justice reform.
Much has changed in the seven months since George Gascón faced off against incumbent DA Jackie Lacey in one of the most important elections in the country.
States like California, New York, and Arizona have relied on prisoners to continue working, with little pay and in precarious conditions, during the coronavirus pandemic.
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and others say the money creates ethical conflicts when police are prosecuted for misconduct.
A man describes his ordeal in medical isolation while awaiting trial.
The city is ramping up a cleanup program that activists fear will worsen the criminalization of homelessness.
A fiery debate outlined what’s at stake in the race to lead the largest prosecutor’s office in the country.
The influx of cash shows the police union’s determination to stop the reform-minded district attorney candidate.