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Following the drug law reform beat

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Earlier this morning, we heard about drug sentences handed down under the newly-reformed Rockefeller drug laws. The reforms lifted the Rockefeller laws' sentencing mandates, giving judges in New York's 62 counties discretion in sentencing. In his story, Charles Lane introduced us to two people...one was sentenced by a Long island judge to a rehab program, though she was convicted for drug sales. The other was sentenced in Saratoga County to do time at Bare Hill Correctional facility in Malone, not rehab, though he was an addict looking for treatment.

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