The Appeal: Political Report
Prosecutors, sheriffs, state lawmakers, and other state and local officials wield immense power over the criminal justice system and law enforcement practices.
The Appeal: Political Report explores the local politics of mass incarceration and criminal justice reform. We highlight often-overlooked but highly consequential local elections, political organizing around these issues, upcoming legislation, and policies and decisions implemented by prosecutors and other local officials. Daniel Nichanian is the founding editor of the Political Report.
California Prosecutor Quits State’s D.A. Association: “Let’s Accept Responsibility for The Mistakes We’ve Made”
The CDAA has opposed “almost all change that the voters of California had asked us to enact," San Joaquin County DA Tori Salazar said in a Q&A.
Daniel Nichanian Jan 23, 2020
A new law ends prison gerrymandering in legislative redistricting. New Jersey will continue to disenfranchise incarcerated people.
Daniel Nichanian Jan 21, 2020
Revisit the politics of criminal justice reform that were on the 2018 ballot
all 2018 elections desktop (copy)