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Philadelphia’s new DA is serious about reforming criminal justice

He’s “rolling out wild, unprecedented” policies per this Slate article. Wild ideas like not offering the testimony of police officers known to be dishonest, or considering the economic cost of prison time when making sentencing recommendations. He just issued a memo to his staff saying his policies “are an effort to end mass incarceration and bring balance back to sentencing.” Read the whole thing; it’s fascinating to consider the wide range of approaches available to the most powerful actor in the system.

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