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NH's Jails: Breaking the Pattern - "Sullivan County has an innovative approach to jail reform"

Sullivan County is one of the poorest and most remote counties in NH. Job prospects are worse than the more developed southern counties. Many inmates at the Sullivan County jail have mental health issues. Often it's because inmates have come from homes that support and encourage substance abuse.

So it should come as no surprise that Sullivan County experienced one of the highest rates of recidivism in the state. Now, though, when these men and women leave jail, their chances of returning are significantly lower.

What will Trump do to 11 million people he deems criminals?

Our president promised hundreds of times in the election campaign that he would deport every illegal alien in America. He has tried several times to start that massive eviction. Federal courts have twice struck down those orders until a trial vets them.

DOJ to nix ‘felon,’ ‘convict’ terms deemed stigmatizing

A Justice Department division will no longer refer to people released from prison as “felons” or “convicts” because of the stigmatizing effects of the terms, an agency official announced in a Washington Post editorial Wednesday.

Proposed law would give N.H. drivers a Real ID license option

(Published in print: Thursday, September 24, 2015)

Lawmakers will consider a proposal next year that would give New Hampshire residents the option to buy a driver’s license that also serves as identification to board airplanes and enter federal buildings under the Real ID program.

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