Change from Within: Reimagining the 21st-Century Prosecutor
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About the Author
Miriam Aroni Krinsky, a former federal prosecutor, is the executive director of Fair and Just Prosecution, a network of elected local prosecutors committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility. The author of Change from Within (The New Press), she lives in Los Angeles, California.
Praise for Change from Within:
"A cohesive picture of the goals, methods, and mindset behind this movement for change. . . . These reformers reckon with the past and try to map a way forward by helping draw a blueprint for chief prosecutors throughout the country to enact compassionate reform based on successful and data-driven examples."
--Booklist "Elected prosecutors helped establish our country's reliance on mass incarceration, and this book shows that they can play a major role in tearing it down."
--Ebony Underwood, founder and CEO at We Got Us Now
--Agnes Gund, founder and chair, Art for Justice Fund "This book demonstrates why every single person in this country must pay attention to their local prosecutor's race."
--Vincent Schiraldi, senior fellow, Columbia Justice Lab "A moving book about the people trying to make meaningful change from inside a profoundly flawed institution."
--Alexandra Natapoff, Lee S. Kreindler Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, and author of Punishment Without Crime "A thoughtful perspective on a new breed of prosecutors struggling to right egregious wrongs of the past. Change from Within presents a moving, clear-eyed, and ultimately uplifting attestation of the future we can create together."
--Barry Scheck, co-founder and special counsel, The Innocence Project "This book highlights courageous prosecutors who have rejected overly simplistic 'tough on crime' slogans, instead finding innovative ways to fulfill their important missions."
--Barbara McQuade, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan