News About NH Prison & Jails

Drug Smuggling Crackdown Prompts Prison Greeting Card Ban in New Hampshire

There are few luxuries inside state prison. Some would say getting a painting from your child, or a Valentine's Day card from your spouse is one of them.  But starting May 1, inmates won't be allowed to receive anything but handwritten letters on normal paper.

Editorial: We need a new way to think about prison

Editorial: State has a clear path to prison reform -

Despite its divided state government, New Hampshire’s governor and Legislature could find a way to reduce the state’s growing prison population and save money without increasing the crime rate.

County has paid heavily since 2008 to settle Valley Street Jail lawsuits


MANCHESTER -- Inmates and an employee at the Valley Street Jail have received close to $1 million over the last six years to quietly settle claims involving allegations of beatings, improper medical care and sexual discrimination.

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