Jails

Activists plan to deliver a petition  to Governor Cuomo signed by nearly 10,000 New Yorkers, calling for the establishment of a Commission to examine the impact of the War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration on the state and its people.

The gathering is planned for 11:00 AM on the steps of the Capitol just prior to the delivery of the petitions by Alice Green, Executive Director of The Center for Law and Justice in Albany.

A Senate committee is taking testimony on the bill that would require judges to consider the financial costs of possible sentences before imposing them.

Supporters say the intention is to improve results and save costs.