A wave of progressive candidates prevailed in elections for prosecutor, overhauling the politics of criminal justice in Virginia and beyond.
Daniel Nichanian Nov 07, 2019
Will 2019 grow the ranks of decarceral officials? The results will shape bail reform, policing and charging practices, ICE cooperation, voting rights, and more.
Daniel Nichanian Oct 31, 2019
The November elections in Mississippi, Kentucky and Virginia could alter the politics of rights restoration and potentially expand the electorate.
Daniel Nichanian Sep 26, 2019
“They’re trying to send Hispanics to Mexico or Honduras and put Black men in jail,” said one candidate regarding prevailing practices. “The United States is made for everybody.”
Daniel Nichanian Sep 19, 2019
In a Q&A, Jennifer Riley Collins explains how she would fight overincarceration if she is elected as attorney general of Mississippi this November.
Daniel Nichanian Sep 06, 2019
Medicaid expansion foe wins GOP primary, sets up November clash on an issue with deep implications for the criminal legal system.
Daniel Nichanian Aug 29, 2019
Louisiana shed its status as the top incarcerator in the county last year, but the trend is fragile.
Daniel Nichanian Aug 21, 2019
Competitive elections for prosecutor will shape the prospects of decarceral reforms, from Fairfax to Chesterfield.
Daniel Nichanian Jul 18, 2019
In November, voters get to orient prosecutorial discretion and immigration policy in the second most populous county in Virginia.
New Yorkers voted in their DA primaries.
Daniel Nichanian Jul 03, 2019
Our roundtable probes the stakes of the Queens DA election for criminal justice reform: “If there is room for reform anywhere in the boroughs of New York City, it is in Queens.”
Daniel Nichanian Jun 20, 2019
Philadelphia ousts its sheriff. The Allegheny County DA wins the Democratic primary.
Daniel Nichanian May 23, 2019
An incumbent sheriff faces three challengers in the Democratic primary.
Daniel Nichanian May 16, 2019
Sheriff Patrick Russo faces no challengers. But the state legislature could act to restrict local cooperation with the federal agency.
Daniel Nichanian Apr 11, 2019
The county's first deputy DA and chief public defender are running in the May 21 primary.
Daniel Nichanian Jan 31, 2019
Aout 500 prosecutors and sheriffs will be elected in 2019, nearly all in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Daniel Nichanian Jan 04, 2019