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Changes to the Rockefeller Drug Laws... And What They Mean for You (Legal Action Center) (2011)

  • Organization: Legal Action Center
  • Document Type: Brief/Motion Papers
  • Date Created: Monday, August 22, 2011
  • Submitted: Monday, August 22, 2011
  • Attachment(s): PDF

This guide, published in the summer of 2011, explains the 2004, 2005 and 2009 amendments to the Rockefeller Drug Laws, including:

  • the judicial diversion program that gives judges the authority to divert eligible individuals from prison into community-based treatment;
  • the provision that allow certain convictions to be "conditionally sealed"; and
  • the non-jail/prison sentencing options available to judges.
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