Charlottesville public defender Ray Szwabowski is running to become the city’s top prosecutor. Photo: Eze Amos

‘A waste of lives’: Charlottesville commonwealth’s attorney candidate hopes to fight mass incarceration

Last month, Charlottesville public defender Ray Szwabowski announced his campaign for commonwealth’s attorney. Current Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania was elected in 2017 and has not announced if he’s running for re-election. If Platania runs, the two will face off in a Democratic primary in June, a year after a summer in which nationwide protests once […]