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.

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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.

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