Durham for All | What we're fighting for

What We're Fighting For

Sheriff

The Durham County Sheriff serves eviction notices, runs the jail, and decides how to interact with ICE. Elected county sheriffs have the ability to adopt policies and practices that will both reduce mass incarceration and stop the revolving door of people moving in and out of U.S. prisons.

We want a sheriff who will reduce jail populations, increase public health and safety, treat all people fairly and humanely, and ensure that tax dollars and community resources are wisely spent. That means taking a stand to:

  1. Ensure Justice in Jail Oversight

  2. End Mass Incarceration

  3. Advocate for Just Public Policy

Learn more about the power of local sheriffs. And check out what a progressive sheriff did in Louisiana.

Click here for a full description of the coalition demands for Sheriff that Durham for All has adopted.


District Attorney

District Attorneys are the most powerful actor in the legal system. They decide how to charge people brought to court. They decide if people face felonies or misdemeanors. With these powers they can put an end to many of the policies and practices that have led to the unjust, discriminatory, and destructive incarceration of our communities.

We want a DA who will advance justice and protect all of Durham’s communities. That means taking a stand to:

  1. End Mass Incarceration

  2. Use Prosecutor Power for Justice and Safety

  3. Be Equitable, Transparent & Accountable

Learn more about the power of district attorneys. And check out what progressive DA’s are doing around the country.

Click here for a full description of the coalition demands for District Attorney that Durham for All has adopted.