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Philly DA Larry Krasner withdraws office from statewide prosecutors group

November 16, 2018

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.

By Staff

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has withdrawn his office from Pennsylvania’s largest prosecutors’ association, saying the advocacy group supported regressive or overly punitive policies and represented “the voice of the past.”

Krasner, whose first 11 months in office have attracted national attention for his reform-driven agenda, said Friday that he believed that the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association was at least partly responsible for an explosion in the state’s prison population over several decades, and that it continued to back ideas that would make the problem worse.

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