In(Justice) in Riverside: A Case for Change and Accountability

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California District Attorneys (DAs) have historically used their legal discretion to prioritize aggressive “tough-on-crime” prosecution, which has caused incarceration rates to skyrocket and destroyed lives Even though they are elected officials, DAs are often not held accountable for these practices, in part, because their role is not well understood, and much of their work is hidden from the public.

As part of the ACLU’s broader efforts to decrease incarceration and hold DAs accountable across California, this report highlights the current policies and practices of the Riverside County District Attorney’s office and makes recommendations for urgent changes.

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