Current Commentary: Today’s Miserables Confront Javert’s Three-Strikes Law BY Larry M. Elkin

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It cost $47,102 to house an inmate in a California state penitentiary in 2008. For 13 years, Gregory Taylor was one of the people Californians paid to keep locked up. Taylor was jailed for trying to break into a church kitchen to find something to eat.

eHeziCurrent Commentary: Today’s Miserables Confront Javert’s Three-Strikes Law BY Larry M. Elkin

Agreement To Reform New York State’s Rockefeller Drug Laws Ends Harsh Sentences for Non-violent Addicts

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Focuses on Treatment Rather than Punishment to End the Cycle of Addiction Albany, NY — Governor David A. Paterson pictured left), Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced a three-way agreement calling for sweeping reform of the State’s Rockefeller Drug Laws. The agreement eliminates the harsh sentences that the Rockefeller Drug Laws mandated by …

eHeziAgreement To Reform New York State’s Rockefeller Drug Laws Ends Harsh Sentences for Non-violent Addicts