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ICYMI: The Appeal: Some Manhattan DA Candidates Draw a Line Against Life in Prison Sentences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart
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kate@danquart.com

MANHATTAN - As District Attorney, Dan Quart will not seek life sentences without the possibility of parole, which are effectively death sentences. He spoke with The Appeal about how he would approach sentencing, explaining why life sentences are death sentences by a different means, and how these overly harsh punishments provide no public safety benefit.

The Appeal: Some Manhattan DA Candidates Draw a Line Against Life in Prison Sentences

Assemblymember Dan Quart said he would set up a “rebuttable presumption” of not seeking a sentence longer than 20 years, adding he would be “unlikely” to overturn it; he has told the Political Report he would consider doing so in “extreme cases, such as mass shootings and domestic terrorism.” [...]

“Life without parole is a death sentence, and it’s capital punishment by different means,” Quart said.

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About Dan Quart: Dan Quart is one of NYC’s top pro bono attorneys and a New York State Assemblymember representing Manhattan’s East Side. A Washington Heights native who grew up in subsidized housing with working-class parents, Dan was raised by a public school teacher and a social worker who taught him the value of public service. Since graduating law school, he has dedicated his career to standing up for tenants' rights and advocating for criminal justice reform.

As Manhattan’s next District Attorney, Dan will fight to end mass incarceration, hold law enforcement accountable for police brutality, and ensure that all Manhattanites feel safe. Learn more at DanQuart.com and DanQuart.com/Press.