‘Smarter Justice,’ Bail Reforms Make Headway Across U.S., Advocates Say

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Larry Krasner

Liberal support has helped to elect reform prosecutors like Philadelphia's newly elected DA Larry Krasner. Photo by Michael Thielen via Flickr

Progressive prosecutors and scientific pretrial release systems are reducing jail populations, say Jeremy Travis of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh. New policies by newly elected Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, including decriminalizing marijuana possession, were cited as examples . . .

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