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Prosecutor-Initiated Resentencing: An Introduction to the Emerging Area of Law
The National District Attorneys Association is partnering with national nonprofit For The People, to provide a two-part series of educational webinars on a rapidly emerging area of law: Prosecutor-Initiated Resentencing.
For The People originated the process of Prosecutor-Initiated Resentencing (PIR) in 2018. The innovation enables prosecutors to review past sentences for potential release from prison when continued incarceration is not in the interest of justice. Now, prosecutors in several states across the country are working to enact and implement PIR policies, with close to 500 people released and hundreds more cases under review.
During this webinar, For The People's Founder and Executive Director Hillary Blout will share how she conceived of the innovation and how it is being used today. She will be joined by District Attorney Jeff Reisig, who has successfully led the charge on PIR in his rural county of Yolo, CA. Additionally, Jose Duran—who is an ironworker, delivery driver, and advocate—will share his firsthand experience being released from prison through PIR. Together, they will provide an inside look at the landmark law, equipping prosecutors with the knowledge to make informed decisions on how resentencing will affect their work.

Aug 16, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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