Legislative Alerts

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: We need to pack a State House rules hearing on Mar. 16

Please come testify at a public hearing on more than 100 pages of proposed administrative rules by the Department of Corrections. It’s the most important State House hearing since the debate seven years ago over shipping 600 prisoners out of state to private prisons. We blocked that bad idea.

Legislative Alert: Important State House Hearing February 7, 2018

Please show up for a crucial State House hearing next week on a bill written by Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform. SB-393 would make the Department of Corrections get all of its administrative rules approved by lawmakers. The testimony on the bill starts at 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Room 101 on the first floor of the State House.   Read about it here: https://us15.campaign-archive.com/?u=b1017c87e9bafb3ef49d18057&id=f02733abff

Please direct any questions to Chris Dornin, Legislative Policy Chairman for Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform, cldornin@aol.com -

 

Lawmakers should review every prison rule Help to pack a House subcommittee meeting and vote on Oct. 26`

The Department of Corrections is one of two state agencies that can make up its own operating rules without approval by lawmakers. We hope that situation changes soon. A House subcommittee meets Oct. 26 to debate and vote on HB 192, a bill we wrote that would force Corrections to get all of its administrative rules approved by lawmakers. The session starts at 10 a.m. in Room 306 of the Legislative Office Building, across the street from the State House. We need people to come and testify. Or simply wear one of our YES on HB 192 stickers to show you support the bill.

Fight for the innocent mentally ill in prison - Speak at hearing June 29 on related rules

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. Many cannot defend themselves from hardened criminals.

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