A former inmate and a former corrections worker will get together tonight in Albany to talk about their shared experience behind bars. 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. 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.”
Team 4124 (above), one of the two FIRST Robotics teams sponsored by Clarkson University, was a regional winner at the BAE Systems/Granite State Regional in Manchester, N.H., on March 2 and will advance to the FRC Championship in St. Louis, Mo., in April.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As residents in northern New England dig out of the big snowstorm, they're anticipating headaches from the next storm, which is expected to bring a combination of snow and freezing rain.
The National Weather Service says more snow was expected Monday morning. It will gradually change to sleet, freezing rain and rain.