Legislative Alerts

We missed a chance to do prisons right

As you may know, the project to build a new women's prison is running way over budget and planners are going back to the drawing board.

State House News, March 3, 2015 Come fight for prisons budget this Thursday

Thousands of New Hampshire prisoners and parolees need your help March 5 at the public hearing on the governor’s budget.

State House News: Sex offender registry a retroactive punishment

The Supreme Court invited a wave of litigation this month with its ruling in John Doe v New Hampshire that the sex offender public registry is a retroactive punishment for lifetime registrants who did their crimes in 2005 or earlier.  That group includes perhaps as many as half the people on the registry today.

Important crime bill hearings Tuesday, Feb. 17

Repealing mandatory minimums

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony at 10 a.m. in Room 100 of the State House on SB 197 to repeal a number of draconian mandatory minimum sentences

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