Jake Lilly Campaing Platform — Jake Lilly for District Attorney

Jake Lilly Campaing Platform

Safer communities benefit us all

  • Keep dangerous criminals in prison: reform prison sentences for non-violent offenders by offering alternative programs
  • Keep all sides safe: body cameras for all police, greater use of technology and proactive policing instead of reactive policing
  • Smart fiscal reform: end private prisons
  • Intelligent control: implement a civil oversight, hire military veterans

Less government means more freedom

  • End Over-Criminalization:
    • Treat mental health and stop criminalizing the mentally ill
    • Divert veterans out of the criminal justice system
    • Further bail reform
    • Use Drug Courts, Juvenile Intervention Programs
  • Stop use of courts as a debtors prison

End DA Overspending

  • Return 20% of District Attorney’s salary to the people.
  • Reduce government waste and red-tape.
  • Decrease the D.A.’s budget to match other counties

The DA’s salary has increased by over $60,000 in the last 7 years. The DA’s budget has increased from 19 million to 22 million in 4 years. The D.A.’s budget is now the HIGHEST per capita income.

63.5% of all prisoners in the Department of Corrections are in for NONVIOLENT crimes. 85% of women are in for NONVIOLENT crimes. The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s prisoners.