Jul 20, 2009

New York's Drug Law Reforms Moving Forward

The Schenectady Daily Gazette posted an article on its blog about New York State's efforts to support drug treatment for reentrants released under the state's "landmark" drug law reforms signed into to law this April by Governor Patterson. Currently, of the state's approximately 59,000 inmates, 12,000 were arrested for a drug law offense, according to the article. New York, which helped to lead the nation towards greater incarceration for substance addicted offenders, is now on the forefront of the push for treatment and effective prisoner reentry. To read the article by Sara Foss click here.