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New York State Moves to Reduce Mandatory Sentences

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New York State Moves to Reduce Mandatory Sentences

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New York State Moves to Reduce Mandatory Sentences

New York State Moves to Reduce Mandatory Sentences

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New York state legislators vote to reduce the mandatory prison sentences that have been handed down to drug offenders since the 1970s. The so-called Rockefeller drug laws are among the strictest in the nation. NPR's Robert Smith reports.