Feb 28, 2011 — It's been over a year since New York implemented reforms of the Rockefeller Drug Laws.
The new rules divert many drug addicted felons from prison to treatment.
Reporter Charles Lane from public radio station WSHU has been following several of the people going through the new program.
He found that some of them are getting treatment in rigorous residential treatment facilities, and say the programs are harder than doing time in prison.
Editor's Note: Charles Lane has heard news that Joan D'Alessio turned herself in and is doing better. We'll bring you updates in the coming months on her as well as a look at the cost of the Rockefeller reforms. Go to full article