Re-think Sentencing for Violent Offenders: Philly DA Larry Krasner

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Larry Krasner

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner delivered the keynote address Tuesday at a recent John Jay College conference on the jail crisis. Photo by John Ramsey/TCR

Six months after taking office, Philadelphia’s controversial DA says incarceration levels have dropped as a result of his reforms, with no increase in most categories of violent crime. But he argues that further reductions require changes in the way the justice system deals with individuals convicted of violent offenses . . .

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