District attorneys, sheriffs, state lawmakers, and other state and local officials wield immense power over the criminal justice system and law enforcement practices.

The Appeal: Political Report explores the local politics of mass incarceration and criminal justice reform. We highlight often-overlooked but highly consequential local elections, political organizing on these issues, upcoming legislation, and policies and decisions implemented by prosecutors and other local officials.


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Disenfranchisement: Spotlight on States

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Cooperation with ICE: Spotlight on States

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Revisit the politics of criminal justice reform that were on the 2018 ballot 

Key races:   Prosecutor   Sheriff   Referendum   Governor   Attorney General   Legislator
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