Rockefeller Drug Laws NPR's Eric Westervelt reports from New York state, which has some of the most stringent drug laws in the country. These laws were enacted by the late governor Nelson Rockefeller in the 1970s. A growing chorus of judges, activists and family members of those imprisoned under these laws are calling for reform. They say the penalty for murder can be less harsh than that for possession of drugs.
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Rockefeller Drug Laws

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Rockefeller Drug Laws

Rockefeller Drug Laws

Rockefeller Drug Laws

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NPR's Eric Westervelt reports from New York state, which has some of the most stringent drug laws in the country. These laws were enacted by the late governor Nelson Rockefeller in the 1970s. A growing chorus of judges, activists and family members of those imprisoned under these laws are calling for reform. They say the penalty for murder can be less harsh than that for possession of drugs.