New York's war on drugs held her hostage for 16 years. A story of prison, politics, and one woman's pride.
In NY State Blacks Rank Highest Among HIV-Positive Inmates
New York's War on Drugs Held Her Hostage for 16 Years. A Story of Prison, Politics, and One Woman's Pride.
An Unlikely Group of Prisoners' Relatives Battles the Rockefeller Drug Laws
Just before Christmas Governor Pataki is expected to commute the sentences of a few state prisoners. Will any of these women get lucky?
Governor Rockefeller started the war on drugs in 1973. His laws have packed prisons, cost billions, and failed to stop the drug trade. On the 25th anniversary, there's new momentum for change.