New York prisons

Analysis: Changes Help Push NY's Prison Rolls DownNearly 40 years after tough new drug laws led to an explosion in prison rolls, New York state has dramatically reversed course, chalking up a 62 percent drop in people serving time for drug crimes today compared with 2000, according to a Poughkeepsie Journal analysis.
NY Prisons Have As Many As 8,000 Excess BedsA review of state records has found that New York's prisons are running at about 88 percent capacity.
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