Prosecution

  • Voices with Impact (6/26/2019)

    By James Kilgore, co-director of FirstFollowers Reentry Program

    There is an orthodoxy that changing laws should be left in the hands of legislators, lawyers and policy experts. But our recent campaign around changing electronic monitoring (EM) laws in Illinois provides another clear example of why the voice and participation of impacted people adds a key dimension to the process of policy change. Though this legislation focused on the state’s use of EM after people had completed their sentences, there are real lessons for folks working on pretrial legislation. (more…)


02/06/2019

Respect and Dignity: A Critical Component of Pretrial Justice

The concept of procedural justice invokes the idea that treating people in a humanizing and respectful manner is not only the right thing to do, but […]
02/21/2018

Prosecutors Turn Away from Money Bail

Of the many encouraging developments in pretrial justice recently is the growing number of prosecutors who are publicly acknowledging the limitations of money bail and the […]
10/01/2014

21st Century Prosecution and Pretrial Justice

By Steven Jansen, Vice-President, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) was an early supporter of the new wave of activity to promote […]