Billionaire Soros Funds Local Prosecutor Races, by Zusha Elinson.
Soros is helping transform sleepy contests for district attorney, with some candidates promising a fairer justice system.
Mr. Soros, a major backer of liberal causes, has contributed at least $3.8 million to political-action committees supporting candidates for district attorney in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin. …
The White House and Democratic activists have joined with some Republican donors, including Charles and David Koch, to push for changes in the face of ballooning prison costs, high recidivism rates and a greater awareness of how incarceration leads to limited job prospects for ex-inmates.