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List Name Repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York (Change Drug Laws)
Purpose: Enacted in 1973 when Nelson Rockefeller was governor, the Rockefeller Drug Laws require sentences for drug offenses that are among the most punitive in the nation. For example, the harshest provision mandates a judge to impose a prison term of no less than 15 YEARS TO LIFE for anyone convicted of possessing 4 ounces or selling 2 ounces of narcots. THE PENALTIES APPLY WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE OFFENSE OR THE INDIVIDUALS CHARACTER OR BACKGROUND.

A listserve designed to be an organizing tool for those who are interested in repealing the Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York State and devising humane and effective drug policies (for instance, alternatives such as increased treatment options for people who need it, alternatives to incarceration, and restoring sentencing discretion to trial judges, etc.)

Information, events, actions, legislative updates,etc will be included on the list serve. Your input is welcomed! Ideas on strategies are welcome.

Please feel free to ask questions to learn more about what the Rockefeller Drug laws are and how to get involved.

Please feel free to pass on to others the fact that this listserve exists.

(A project initiated through the Justice and Peace office of Catholic Charities of the Southern Tier--Tompkins County office.)
Website URL: http://
List Type: Moderated discussion
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Archive: Readable by anyone
Created: Feb 24, 2000
Owner: Pete Meyers
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