Join us for a Lunch Talk. The Crimmigration Clinic features San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin for a virtual discussion with Director and HIRC Managing Attorney, Phil Torrey. There will be a Q&A session.
April 2nd | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Chesa Boudin was elected in November 2019 on a progressive platform centered on ending mass incarceration; protecting crime survivors; and addressing the root causes of crime.
Boudin campaigned for the office on a decarceration platform of eliminating cash bail, establishing a unit to re-evaluate wrongful convictions and refusing to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with raids and arrests.
DA Boudin was a Rhodes Scholar and graduated from Yale Law School. He worked as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and later for the Honorable Charles Breyer on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. DA Boudin then worked as a public defender in San Francisco, where he helped lead the office’s bail reform unit.
Some of DA Boudin’s renowned polices include eliminating bail; ending racist sentencing enhancements; discouraging the police from using racist, pretextual stops; allowing victims of police violence to access victims’ compensation; providing diversion opportunities for parents in the justice system; and ensuring that cases relying solely on the word of officers with documented serious misconduct are not prosecuted.