BY ANTHONY PAPA
Just more than a year ago, Albany launched a partial reform of New York's drug laws through the Drug Law Reform Act of 2004.
The State Legislature boasted that the new changes would lower most drug sentences, allow for the application of retroactive resentencing, increase time off for good behavior for drug offenders and expand prison-based drug treatment. In theory, the implemented changes were to affect about 1,000 prisoners. But these changes weren't effective.