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Thirteen policy questions reveal the rifts in tomorrow’s Democratic primary, and the space for criminal justice reforms.
The Political Report
Jun 21, 2021
Candidates running in Tuesday’s election vow to sideline untrustworthy officers and purge past convictions. The outgoing DA has drawn fire for his handling of police misconduct.
Jun 17, 2021
The Manhattan DA candidate makes his case that more incarceration does not bolster public safety, one week from the Democratic primary.
Jun 16, 2021
Thousands of New Yorkers are in prison for life. Now candidates who are running in Manhattan’s June primary say they will help more people receive parole and stop seeking decades-long sentences.
Apr 28, 2021
Eliza Orlins, who is running in the June 22 primary, lays out how she would overhaul the "prosecutorial-industrial complex."
Apr 19, 2021
Dan Quart makes the case for addressing the "systemic breakdown" in New York’s prisons and jails with shorter sentences, ending cash bail, and other reforms.
Mar 11, 2021
Most candidates running in the June election for DA say they would not prosecute cases involving consensual sex work, a striking sign of local activists’ success.
Mar 04, 2021
Tahanie Aboushi discusses her newly expanded proposal of not prosecuting offenses that criminalize poverty, mental health issues, and substance use, and reducing incarceration for all cases.
Feb 05, 2021
New York’s association of state DAs has fought measures such as bail reform, but three candidates in Manhattan’s DA election say they would not join it.
Feb 02, 2021
DA, sheriff, and mayoral elections will present new openings to upend mass incarceration, from Manhattan and Philadelphia down to Virginia.
Jan 19, 2021
The office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor is on the chopping block in Manhattan’s 2021 DA race.
Dec 17, 2020