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.

Jan 08, 2016

Several bills related to solitary confinement are being considered this month by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.

Feb 17, 2016

On Thursday, February 18 a House committee will host a public hearing on HB 1541, which would prohibit the state from housing an individual with mental illness in the state prison, unless the individual has been charged with a crime.

Apr 02, 2016

Next Wednesday, April 6 the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on a bill to require DNA samples from some civilly committed individuals with mental illness.

The Senate already passed the bill, SB 339.

May 12, 2016

New Hampshire is going to start offering released inmates an injection that blocks the high from opioids and can help reduce cravings.

The drug, known by its brand name Vivitrol, blocks the brain's opioid receptors for one month. Many recipients also report reduced cravings, although there is not a clear scientific explanation for that.

Dec 06, 2016

New Hampshire's Cheshire County jail has a contract with Securus, a company that installs equipment for video visitations. In place of a face-to-face meeting, families or individuals 'visit' inmates by using videoconferencing technology. This can be done by visiting the prison and sitting in a room with a video screen, or via a home computer for a small fee.

social media in prison
May 14, 2017

Recently, prison inmates in Alabama coordinated a work strike in conjunction with a protest march in Washington.

The strike followed a similar event that took place in September when inmates in 24 states used various social media platforms to coordinate a national prisoner work stoppage protesting prison conditions.


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