Katie Jane Fernelius
The new DA of Athens wants to bring down Georgia’s sky-high probation rate. She also announced an end to marijuana prosecutions and the death penalty.
Katie Jane Fernelius Jan 11, 2021
In the nation’s incarceration capital, activists push for a prosecutor who will make sweeping reforms.
Katie Jane Fernelius Nov 23, 2020
Angel Harris and Nandi Campbell will become criminal court judges, bucking the norm of former prosecutors filling the role.
Katie Jane Fernelius Nov 04, 2020
These candidates are highlighting the power of judges to challenge mass incarceration.
Katie Jane Fernelius Oct 16, 2020
The retirement of a notoriously harsh DA has opened the door for criminal justice reform in New Orleans.
Katie Jane Fernelius Oct 08, 2020
A heated race for New Orleans First City Court Judge highlighted the power judges have to limit evictions, as millions of Americans are at risk of losing their homes.
Katie Jane Fernelius Aug 20, 2020