STATEMENT: SHANNON MCAULIFFE RESPONDS TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILL

The bill announced today makes important, smart, and positive changes to our Commonwealth’s criminal justice system. Here in Suffolk County, I hope this bill helps end the era when our public safety officials believed our communities can only be safe with a win and convict at all costs culture among our prosecutors. I'm running for Suffolk County District Attorney because the office sets the tone for how 140 prosecutors behave while making decisions that can build or destroy lives, and I will be the progressive DA our communities need if this bill is to be fully felt in our courtrooms. 

Hannah Zack