Anthony Papa

A casualty of the war on drugs, Anthony Papa spent 12 hard years in Sing Sing, New York state’s maximum security prison, for his first and only criminal offense of selling 3 ounces of cocaine.   After finally being granted clemency by Governer Pataki, Mr. Papa became an advocate for changing the strict Rockefeller drug law. He has been profiled in hundreds of newspapers, ranging from The New York Times to The Washington Post, and on national television.  He tells his heartbreaking story in his book 15 TO LIFE: A CASUALTY OF THE WAR ON DRUGS.

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