Sep 24, 2015

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire (ACLU-NH) has released a study that claims judges are sending many defendants to jail because they are too poor to pay fines. 

Nov 23, 2015

The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is recommending that New Hampshire end some mandatory minimum sentences. 

Dec 11, 2015

State legislators are sponsoring three 2016 bills to study or limit the use of solitary confinement in New Hampshire prisons.

Oct 21, 2016

In October the state Supreme Court rejected a rule change that would have appointed a lawyer for anyone about to go to jail for failing to pay a fine.

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Mar 14, 2017

On Wednesday, March 15 a House committee will hear public testimony on a bill that would prohibit jail time for nonpayment of a fine unless the court appoints a lawyer for the defendant.

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