News About NH Prison & Jails

NH Jail and Prison Statistics

Open the .PDF file below for New Hampshire Incarceration Trends

Since 1970, the rate of incarceration in America has expanded more than fourfold, and the United States leads the world in locking people up. Many places in America have begun to reduce their use of prisons and jails, but progress has been uneven. Although the numberof people sent to state prisons and county jails from urban areas has decreased, that number has continued to rise in many rural places. Racial disparities in incarceration remain strikingly wide. Women constitute a rising number of those behind bars.

This fact sheet provides at-a-glance information about how many people are locked up in both state prisons and county jails and shows where the state stands on a variety of metrics, so that policymakers and the public can better determine where to target reforms.

Conflict issue casts shadow on NH felony cases

Important article if you or someone that you know was prosecuted by Hillsborough County Attorney Dennis Hogan during the last year or so? READMORE  

FREE Criminal Record Annulment Clinic

The NH Bar Association's Pro Bono Referral Program is offering a FREE record annulment clinic for those interested in information and/or advice on annulling (expunging) old NH criminal records. There will be a brief overview followed by the opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys. To pre-register (not mandatory, but helpful for scheduling attorney meetings), please email probono@nhbar.org or call 224-5387 and leave a message with your name and phone number.

Women’s prison in Concord scheduled for fall completion, but staffing could delay its opening

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,

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