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Document 029752
End of An Era? The Impact of Drug Law Reform in New York City
By Parsons, Jim; Wei, Qing; Henrichson, Christian; Drucker, Ernest; Trone, Jennifer. Vera Institute of Justice. Substance Use and Mental Health Program (New York, NY).
This report empirically shows the benefits that can happen if a state reforms its excessively punitive drug control laws. "In 2009, the latest in a series of reforms essentially dismantled New York State’s Rockefeller Drug Laws, eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for people convicted of a range of felony drug charges and increasing eligibility for diversion to treatment … [The] drug law reform, as it functioned in the city soon after the laws were passed, led to a 35 percent rise in the rat... Read More

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