A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS COMMITTED TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN GEORGIA
In the criminal legal system, no one possesses as much power and discretion as prosecutors. District Attorney elections have enormous and long-lasting consequences for communities. As Fulton County prepares to vote in the District Attorney primary in June, we will be holding a forum where the three candidates (incumbent Paul Howard, Fani Willis, and Christian Wise Smith) can discuss their visions for criminal legal reform in Fulton County.
The Georgia Justice Reform Partnership, a coalition of over 50 organizations committed to justice
reform in our state, calls on the State Board of Pardons and Paroles (the Board) and the Georgia
Department of Corrections (GDC) to act immediately to protect the lives of the people impacted by
prisons and detention centers in Georgia. Our coalition urges you to follow the lead of other states
that are taking unprecedented actions aimed at protecting the lives, health and well being of everyone
who is incarcerated or works in penal institutions, including affected families.