Safely Reduced Incarceration
Kim has made jail and prison a last resort, reserved for those who pose a true public safety risk, not for individuals who commit petty offenses, suffer from addiction or mental illness, or are too poor to post bond.
- Limited the arrest and detention of people accused of misdemeanors and low-level felonies, so that people who pose no public safety threat would not be arrested or held in custody simply because they don’t have the money to bond out
- Reduced the average daily St. Louis jail population by 39 percent since she took office
- Ended the imposition of lengthy, harsh prison sentences on people who do not pose a public safety risk
- Cut prison incarceration in half since taking office, without increasing crime in St. Louis