News About NH Prison & Jails

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.

New Women’s prison likely in Concord (Revised)

Lawmakers heard some artfully vague plans Mar. 19 for a $38-million new women’s prison and transitional housing complex with 328 beds.

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