Drop the Rock

By IndyKids Staff

In April, leading democrats in New York successfully repealed strict drug laws enacted in the 1970s. The Rockefeller drug laws, named after former Governor Nelson Rockefeller, imposed long mandatory prison sentences for minor drug offenses and tended to punish people of color disproportionately. Judges can now assign drug treatment as an alternative to jail time.

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