LOS ANGELES – Today, the Prosecutors Alliance of California released the following statement in response to a second recall attempt targeting Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.
“Recall proponents stand for more punishment, not more safety,” said Cristine DeBerry, Founder and Executive Director of the Prosecutors Alliance of California. “Dated, tough-on-crime approaches have not made our communities safer, but have produced insecurity and instability that has increased recidivism rates and exacerbated homelessness in our communities. Fully 95 percent of the people we send to prison will come home, and research has consistently shown that longer sentences can actually make individuals more likely to commit future crimes. It’s time to stop the finger pointing and work with us on prevention and problem solving.”