The Wayfarer's Creed

Sanity exists in Albany?

Posted on: 27 March 2009

It amazes me how the justice system works in our society.  All people think about is vengeance and punishment.  But I’m glad to hear that New York State has taken a step in the right direction by  relaxing the draconian Rockefeller drug laws.  Instead of sending all drug offenders right off to confinement, judges are now allowed to send them to treatment, the thing that they actually need. Drug offenses are so deeply rooted in other issues such as poverty and dysfunctional relationships.  These people really are victims of society and to punish them for that with no chance of redemption is just plain wrong.  So kudos to the State Legislature and the Governor for doing what is right.


1 Response to "Sanity exists in Albany?"

It is interesting how the poor economy and lack of funding to government agencies influences how drug offenders are treated within the system. The lack of money for incarceration strategies result in government folks exploring other alternatives to jails and prisons.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

  • None


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3 other followers

%d bloggers like this: