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Can Our District Attorneys Reform American Criminal Justice?

Advocates for police reform have long looked to lawmakers in hopes of addressing the social inequities baked into the criminal justice system. And even though criminal justice reform receives bipartisan lip service, our polarized legislature has yet to make serious headway on issues like reducing sentences for low-level drug crimes.

But there's another layer of bureaucracy that may prove effective in transforming how the system doles out justice: our nation's district attorneys. And in what many expect could be a wave election, candidates across the country are vying to transform this crucial yet often overlooked role.


John Pfaff

Inimai M. Chettiar

Holly Harris

Satana Deberry

Shaun King

All music composed and produced by Jay Cowit.

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