District attorneys usually wield their power against working people. If Tiffany Cabán wins election for Queens district attorney tomorrow, she’ll use it to fight mass incarceration.
Garrison Lovely is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn who has been published in Current Affairs and Jacobin. He co-founded Cornell’s Prison Reform and Education Project.
More than a thousand people were caged in freezing temperatures in a Brooklyn jail last week. It was more than just a dereliction of duty — it was an unconscionable affront to the humanity of those incarcerated.