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New York Debates Revamping Drug Laws

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New York Debates Revamping Drug Laws

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New York Debates Revamping Drug Laws

New York Debates Revamping Drug Laws

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Talks are under way in New York over a last-minute deal to reform the state's so-called "Rockefeller drug laws," which mandate heavy sentences for most drug offenders. A leader in New York City's hip-hop community is pushing for change, but sweeping reform could hurt small towns that rely on prisons for jobs. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports.