New Contra Costa interim DA breaks down barriers

Diana Becton, the newly appointed District Attorney for Contra Costa County is both the first woman, and the first African-American, to hold the post. With criminal justice reform at the top of the community’s agenda, Becton was a clear audience favorite at a recent community forum with DA candidates. “I can’t think of really an instance where it would be appropriate to have a young person committed to prison without a possibility of parole in their lifetime.” Read more on Richmond Pulse.

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