New York State Moves to Reduce Mandatory Sentences 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.
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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 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.