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From a historic DA race to judge candidates against mass incarceration, these elections could reshape the criminal legal system.
May 18, 2021
Mik Pappas, elected judge in 2017 with the support of the local DSA, is now running for higher office as part of a slate that wants to change the legal system in Allegheny County.
May 13, 2021
Grassroots groups are backing a slate of judge candidates in the May 18 primary. If elected, they could curb bail, high sentences, and other drivers of mass incarceration.
Apr 29, 2021
Lisa Middleman is challenging Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala in November. DAs should be “reducing mass incarceration and creating equity,” she told the Political Report.
Oct 04, 2019
Legislative Roundup: New Jersey adopts rare restrictions on solitary confinement, Missouri reform will cut prison population, and more
Jul 19, 2019
Philadelphia ousts its sheriff. The Allegheny County DA wins the Democratic primary.
May 23, 2019
An incumbent sheriff faces three challengers in the Democratic primary.
May 16, 2019
Apr 03, 2019
Mar 28, 2019
Mar 25, 2019
Feb 21, 2019
The county's first deputy DA and chief public defender are running in the May 21 primary.
Jan 31, 2019
Dec 20, 2018
Jul 07, 2018