Georgia’s Newly-Elected District Attorney for Athens-Clarke, Oconee Counties Implements List of Progressive Prosecution Reforms

District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez implemented over 40 new policy changes posing alternative, more progressive forms of prosecution. In a lengthy memorandum titled “Fairness and Equity in the Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney Office,” Gonzalez stated that the changes would take effect immediately. 

Gonzalez cited that these efforts would end their circuit’s “participation in mass incarceration and the school to prison pipeline.”

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