November 16, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:20 pm, Central Time

Progressive Prosecuting with Larry Krasner

Room II, Chicago, Illinois

ACS and the Criminal Law Society cosponsored Progressive Prosecuting with Larry Krasner. Larry Krasner is an American lawyer who is the 26th District Attorney of Philadelphia. Elected to the position in 2017, Krasner was one of the first in the United States to run as a self-described "progressive prosecutor". He campaigned on a platform to reform elements of the criminal justice system, including reduced incarceration. His policies include ending criminal charges against those caught with marijuana possession, ending cash bail for those accused of some misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies, reducing supervision for parolees, and seeking more lenient sentences for certain crimes. Krasner graduated from the University of Chicago in 1983. He graduated from Stanford Law School in 1987.