This is a terrible secret. The men’s prison in Concord houses a small number of mentally ill patients who have never been convicted of a crime. They are deemed too dangerous to live at the State Hospital, where they might hurt other patients. This difficult group does not belong at the prison either.
Dear Members, We have reached the start of the 2017 session. Over the last few months, our Legislative Policy Committee has worked on a full slate of bills. We have decided to take a position on a number of them. The first hearings have been scheduled for Wednesday 1/11
Prisoners and their families can celebrate two N. H. State House victories this year. One is the governor’s signing of HB 1426 to increase from 13 to 21 months the time a prisoner can earn off his or her sentence by taking courses and rehab programs. The other is an in-depth performance audit of the sex offender treatment program.