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Law: Online Sources

This guide references Internet sources of information. A few subscription databases are included but most are freely accessible on the Internet.

Rockefeller Drug Laws

In the 1970s, New York Legislature reformed drug laws to impose mandatory minimum sentencing for drug dealers. These laws came to be known as the Rockefeller Drug Laws, named after then-Governor Nelson Rockefeller. These laws had significant influence on the laws of other states and the U.S. prison system. In the past four decades, Rockefeller Drug Laws - and laws like them - have disproportionately impacted women and minorities. New York reformed these laws in 2004 and again in 2009.

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