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The ripple effects of the Rockefeller Drug Laws

Posted by Matt Ryan on



2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Rockefeller Drug Laws.  Then Governor Nelson Rockefeller signed the statutes bearing his name and increased the penalties for the selling or possession of a few ounces of a drug like heroin or marijuana to a minimum of 15 years to life in prison. 

Brian Mann, a reporter for North Country Public Radio, examines the consequences on the Prison Time Media Project.  Watch the full episode above.

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