COVID-19 Puts Prosecutors at ‘Center’ of Justice Reform: Paper

The nation’s public health crisis has provided a unique opportunity for prosecutors to reduce prison populations through changes in sentencing strategies. A Washington and Lee University law professor argues that it should also serve as a roadmap for ending mass incarceration when the crisis ends.

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How Prosecutors Can Acknowledge Legacies of Injustice

The question of how leaders of organizations historically involved in perpetuating injustice can meaningfully recognize the harms done in their pasts is an incredibly thorny one. A new resource from John Jay College’s Institute for Innovation in Prosecution offers one approach modeled on efforts targeted at indigenous communities: Living Land Acknowledgements.


Prosecutors Ponder Their Role During Nation’s Health Crisis

Ex-Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker suggested that DAs should “use our discretion” to prevent unnecessary incarceration. He was among conservative prosecutors gathered Thursday for an online discussion of what one called the “public safety challenge of a lifetime.”