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Angela Thompson was serving a mandatory 15-to-life prison term for selling a little over two ounces of cocaine to an undercover police officer until some members of the law enforcement establishment, the media and Tony Brown began to petition for her release. After eight years and two petitions, New York Governor George Pataki granted Angela Thompson clemency. Was Angela Thompson a victim of the system? How effective are laws imposing mandatory penalties for drug offenses? On this program, Angela Thompson talks about her trails and tribulations, and ultimately, triumphant.  2107


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