According to the Concord Monitor: The new women’s prison is starting to take shape behind the men’s correctional complex on North State Street. But when the new building will open is anyone’s guess,
A House committee voted this week to retain and study HB 192, our bill to force the Department of Corrections to get all of its administrative rules approved by lawmakers. That’s a very good result. Helen Hanks, the assistant commissioner of Corrections, is now drafting rules for the sex offender treatment program to bring them before the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules. We at Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform made that happen. Now the real work begins.
The emergency suspension of a physician who oversees the medical needs of more than 200 inmates in Hillsborough County comes after the state Board of Medicine received numerous complaints of substandard care at Valley Street Jail.
MANCHESTER — The doctor who oversees medical care for hundreds of inmates at the Valley Street jail had his medical license temporarily suspended, after state medical officials said his continued practice at the jail would amount to an imminent danger to life, safety and health.