Rockefeller Drug Laws http://wamc.org en Tonight In Albany: THE CORRECTION http://wamc.org/post/tonight-albany-correction <p></p><p></p><p>A former inmate and a former corrections worker&nbsp;will get together tonight in Albany to talk about their shared experience behind bars.&nbsp;&nbsp; In 1973, New York Legislators enacted statutes that created mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years to life for possession of four ounces of narcotics—a comparable sentence to second-degree murder.&nbsp; Those statutes became known as the Rockefeller Drug Laws and they prompted an unprecedented expansion of New York’s courts and prison system. Rockefeller’s hard-line approach set the tone for the nation’s “war on drugs.”</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:20:56 +0000 Dave Lucas 79550 at http://wamc.org Tonight In Albany: THE CORRECTION Blueprint Report Addresses NY Drug Policy http://wamc.org/post/blueprint-report-addresses-ny-drug-policy <p>A new report offers recommendations that its authors believe could make New York a national model by shifting drug policy from a criminalization-based to a public health-based approach.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:10:32 +0000 Dave Lucas 62999 at http://wamc.org Blueprint Report Addresses NY Drug Policy