Legislative Alerts

State House News, January 31, 2015

Legislative Alert January 29th Concord State House

Please plan to come to the public hearings starting at 10 a.m. next Thursday, Jan. 29, on two of the four bills written by CCJR to ease the war on people convicted of sexual offenses.  Both meetings are in Room 204 of the Legislative Office Building. That’s across the street due west of the Golden Dome building.

State House Photo

Here is a photo taken back in April of 2014 when The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty held its recent quarterly meeting in Concord, followed by a State House reception for some of their New Hampshire allies. At the far left in front is John-Michael Dumais, executive director of the NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Behind him is Chris Dornin, founder of Citizens for Criminal Justice reform. Behind and to Dornin's left is Rep. Renny Cushing, prime sponsor of the death penalty repeal bill.  Raymond Dodge, a former New Hampshire police chief, is wearing the blue shirt in the front row. Click to see photo-

Governor signs earned time bill

It took three challenging years for New Hampshire prisoners to win themselves a decent chance to earn modest sentence reductions. Make that five years if you count all the ups and downs in the fight over SB 500, the Criminal Justice Reinvestment Act of 2010.

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