1 Article by: Janos Marton

Janos Marton, a civil rights attorney, leading NYC anti-prison activist, and Democratic Socialists of America member, is running for Manhattan District Attorney in 2021.

Janos Marton: The Criminal Justice System in New York City Is “Rotten”

Janos Marton says that the Manhattan district attorney’s office is “extremely punitive when prosecuting low-income communities of color and pretty weak when prosecuting the rich and powerful.” He says, in an interview with Jacobin, that he is running for DA to change that, aiming to reduce the number of people in jail, stop drug prosecutions, and go after bad bosses who steal workers’ wages.