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New York State of Mind: Higher Education vs. Prison Funding in the Empire State, 1988-1998

Last spring, just days before New Yorkers were to mark the 25th anniversary of the state’s Rockefeller Drug Laws - a mandatory sentencing scheme that requires long prison terms for the possession or sale of a relatively small amount of drugs - Gov. George Pataki announced a series of vetoes to the state budget. These funding reductions illustrate the troubling shift in government priorities taking place in New York.

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Keywords: Criminal Justice, Education, Fiscal Policy, Incarceration, Positive Social Investments, Report, State & Local Policy

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