TITLE

RESENTENCING AFTER THE "FALL" OF ROCKEFELLER: THE FAILURE OF THE DRUG LAW REFORM ACTS OF 2004 AND 2005 TO REMEDY THE INJUSTICES OF NEW YORK'S ROCKEFELLER DRUG LAWS AND THE COMPROMISE OF 2009

AUTHOR(S)
Mancuso, Peter A.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2010, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p1535
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history of drug legislation in New York. The author shares that the Rockefeller Drug Laws were enacted in 1973 as a drug reform, but the exponential growth in inmate population showed that another reform was needed. In 2004, the Drug Law Reform Act (DLRA) was signed into legislation, followed by a 2005 DLRA. The Compromise of 2009 provides the restoration of judicial discretion to facilitate a treatment-based approach, but does not include a statewide treatment program.
ACCESSION #
59566591

 

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