Legislative Alerts

State to hold nine briefing sessions next month on plans for a new women's prison. Come and bring friend

The state will unveil preliminary plans next month to build a $38 million women’s prison behind the men’s prison on North State Street in Concord. The briefing sessions open to all stakeholders will take place March 10, 12 and 19 in the Brown Building on the State Hospital campus off Pleasant Street in Concord. Ex-offenders, parolees and their loved ones are welcome.

State House News, Jan. 10, 2014

Updates on NH House Bills and Hearing Dates

State House News for Nov. 7, 2013: Earned time bill passes in House committee

The House Criminal Justice Committee voted 15-0 this week for a progressive inmate earned time bill, HB 649, and placed it on the consent calendar for a January floor vote. That decision was a bipartisan victory for supporters of restorative justice.  Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform was part of a coalition of nonprofit agencies that worked very hard for the legislation.

An open letter to NH House Criminal Justice

Corrections Commissioner Bill Wrenn recently told you that you could greatly improve the retained earned time legislation with three changes. 
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