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by Peter Moskos

March 1, 2009

Rockefeller Drug Laws Near End

With [David] Paterson in the governor’s mansion and Democrats in control of both houses of the State Legislature, an aggressive effort is under way to finally dismantle what remains of the stringent 1970s-era drug laws, which imposed stiff mandatory sentences as a way to combat the heroin epidemic then gripping New York City.
Here's the story in the Times.

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