Two more anti-death penalty DAs were elected last week, and the new Los Angeles DA confirmed he would review past sentences.
Daniel Nichanian Dec 09, 2020
These are the key local elections where criminal justice reform is on the line next month, around the country.
Daniel Nichanian Oct 19, 2020
In Maricopa County, years of harsh charging and sentencing policies have sent state incarceration rates soaring. Now that legacy is in question in November's prosecutor election.
Meg O'Connor Sep 22, 2020
In Hamilton County, Joe Deters has sent more people to death row than any other prosecutor in Ohio. His challenger, Fanon Rucker, promises to stop that practice.
Rachel M. Cohen Sep 15, 2020
In a Q&A, Ben Pogue, who is running to be the chief prosecutor of South Carolina’s Ninth Circuit, discusses how he would confront racial injustice.
Daniel Nichanian Sep 14, 2020
This DeKalb County attorney says that fighting mass incarceration will make people safer than President Trump’s “law and order” messaging.
Daniel Nichanian Sep 09, 2020
In South Florida, the crowded Aug. 18 Democratic primary features one candidate who says he would not prosecute sex work and marijuana possession cases.
Jerry Iannelli Aug 11, 2020
Nearly all of its 71 DA elections feature a candidate running unopposed. Once again, voters won’t have a say over the shape of prosecution and criminal justice.
State Attorney Aramis Ayala has faced reprisal for bold criminal justice reforms. The Aug. 18 election will determine whether her successor builds on her legacy or backtracks.
Samantha Schuyler Aug 07, 2020
“Maybe we do teach the liberal bastions how things can be done by these country bumpkins over here,” said one winning candidate.
Daniel Nichanian Aug 05, 2020
In this Arizona county with over one million residents, two career prosecutors are facing off against a former public defender in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary, which will decide the election.
Meg O'Connor Jul 30, 2020
If Border Patrol agents should refuse to tear gas children at the border, should prosecutors, police, and judges not refuse some of their duties too?
Sarah Lustbader Nov 30, 2018
Many reform advocates believe that declining to prosecute cases is an effective way for prosecutors to shrink the system and break cycles of incarceration that disproportionately ensnare people of color.
Sarah Lustbader Sep 14, 2018
An analysis of California, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Utah in the 2018 midterms
Daniel Nichanian Jul 10, 2018