Realignment: S.F. Praised For Absorbing State Inmates, Yet Crime Is on the Rise

In a town with a reputation for rebel prosecutors, District Attorney George Gascón stands out.

Locals would never confuse San Francisco's chief prosecutor — the longtime cop, former chief of police, and former Republican — with progressive predecessors like Terence Hallinan. Yet when implementing state prison reform, San Francisco is still way out there — in a good way, according to a recent report from the Stanford Criminal Justice Center.

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