Lockdown, USA (2006)

Lockdown, USA


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In 1972, New York State established what became known as "The Rockefeller Drug Laws," the strictest legislation against drug trafficking passed by any state in the union. While many felt the laws were unnecessarily harsh, in 1982 Ronald Reagan cited the Rockefeller Laws as a model to be followed in his "War on Drugs" campaign, and since then 48 states passed similar laws. However, thanks to the Rockefeller Laws, nonviolent drug offenders now frequently serve longer sentences than those convicted … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Michael Skolnik, Rebecca Chaiklin
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Tracks the often frustrating years of efforts by pro-drug repeal organziations like the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, NY Mothers Of The Disappeared and individuals like music mogul Russell Simmons, to stand down indifferent politicians.

Full Review… | May 3, 2009

Fascinating behind the scenes documentary on the struggle against Rockefeller Drug Laws, including a portrait of the immensely likable Randy Credico, the comedian who wore out his welcome on the Johnny Carson show after denouncing Reagan.

Full Review… | March 7, 2009

Mandatory viewing for those fighting for legal reform.

June 14, 2006
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