In the Boston Globe: Suffolk DA candidates face off at debate

06.12.2018

The following excerpt about the Suffolk Count District Attorney candidates debate at Hibernian Hall appeared in The Boston Globe on June 8, 2018 (written by ).

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Five candidates vying to become Suffolk County’s district attorney faced off Thursday in a debate that focused on a range of criminal justice reform measures, from incarceration rates to mandatory minimum sentences to the bail system.

More than 450 people packed into Hibernian Hall in Roxbury for the two-hour debate, hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. The Democratic candidates — Rachael Rollins, Greg Henning, Shannon McAuliffe, Linda Champion, and Evandro Carvalho — jousted over policy and priorities while touting their progressive views.

The crowded field emerged after Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced in February he would not seek reelection after 16 years as the top state prosecutor for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.

Photo: JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2018