Kathleen Rice is the District Attorney of Nassau County. She has recently notified three hundred inmates serving time in local and upstate penitentiaries that they should contact their attorneys or local legal aid organizations. This is on the heels of the disclosure of problems faced by the Nassau County Police Department's crime lab. Problems … [Read more...]
Strip Searches in Nassau County
A federal judge recently held that individuals who are subject to strip searches in the Nassau County Correctional Institution must receive $500 per person. It has been estimated that 20,000 people will be eligible for the $500 pay out. United States District Court Judge Dennis Hurley has taken this action because these individuals were subject … [Read more...]
New York Rockefeller Drug Laws to Become More Flexible?
On March 4th, Senator Schneiderman, et al, introduced a number of revisions to the Rockefeller era strict drug laws to the New York State Legislature. The law were originally introduced during the tenure of the then-Governor of New York, Nelson Rockefeller in 1973. The laws provide for mandatory sentencing minimums for various drug … [Read more...]