Meet the Candidates
These candidates are asking for your vote for Prosecuting Attorney in 2018. We believe that voters should keep their elected prosecutor accountable. We strongly encourage all candidates to end the system of cash bail, which punishes those who can’t afford to buy their freedom from jail and lets rich people walk free. All candidates should commit to the use of alternatives to jail or prison and treat the root causes of crime. Candidates should commit to ending cash bail, improving diversion practices, and fostering transparency in their office in order to support criminal justice reform. To meet your Cole County candidates in person, please join us for a candidate forum on October 23rd.
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- Reducing mass incarceration
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- Addressing racial bias in the criminal justice system
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- Holding police and prosecutors accountable for misconduct
What's a Prosecuting Attorney?
Justice is often delayed in St. Louis County
The ACLU of Missouri advocates for a criminal justice reform dedicated to system of rehabilitation and restoration that will support public safety, instead of increasing the number of people in jail and prison.
We work to ensure that constitutional rights apply to all, regardless of race, ethnicity or economic status. We also challenge broken criminal justice systems, confront illegal police practices, and advocate for drug policy reform.