An extended interview with the San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. He talks about getting into the job, as well as about his thoughts on re-entry and rehabilitation programs as the goal of incarceration instead of mere punishment.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón has had a rapid rise in San Francisco politics. Gascón came into the city as Chief of Police, appointed by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom in August, 2009. After less than a year and a half, he was sworn in as the city’s first Latino D.A., replacing Kamala Harris. In 2011, voters elected him to the position.