9/30/2019 2 Comments
Rhetoric, Not Reform: Prosecutors & Pretrial Practices in Suffolk, Middlesex, and Berkshire Counties
There’s a lot of talk about progressive prosecutors, good prosecutors, reform-minded prosecutors. As an abolitionist project, we care about how people are treated in court and, ultimately, eliminating the prosecuting office.
9/25/2019 3 Comments
New Resource: Abolitionist Principles & Campaign Strategies for Prosecutor Organizing
The organizations that came together to develop this framework were Community Justice Exchange, Court Watch MA, Families for Justice as Healing, Project NIA, and Survived and Punished NY.
Thanks to Fahd Ahmed, Amna Akbar, Erin Miles Cloud, Lily Fahsi-Haskell, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Craig Gilmore, Joey Mogul, Andrea Ritchie, Lisa Sangoi, Dean Spade and others for reviewing and providing critical feedback.
The following guide can be downloaded as a PDF document here.
Court Watch MA is a community project with the goal of shifting the power dynamics in our courtrooms by exposing the decisions judges and prosecutors make about neighbors every day.