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The Power of Prosecutors

A podcast episode by the Bureau of Justice Assistance
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The Honorable Joe Platania, Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Charlottesville, Virginia

Every day, Joe Platania and his office make complex judgment calls that help decide whether people will spend years or even decades behind bars. In this episode, Platania explains how this process of “prosecutorial discretion” works.

Date Published: September 25, 2023