CONCORD, N.H. — A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Aug. 18 for New Hampshire’s first permanent, all-inclusive women’s prison located in Concord.Read more
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire has dropped its bid to build private prisons for state inmates after an evaluation of the four proposed companies posed concerns of security and failure to meet state compliance, the state announced last week.
MGT of America, a Tallahassee-based consulting company, released a report detailing the evaluation of bids from Corrections Corporation of America, The Geo Group, Management and Training Corporation and The Hunt Group.Read more
HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut has recently become the 17th state to repeal the death penalty. Lawmakers passed the measure with an 86-62 vote in favor of repealing the death penalty in the state.
Now instead of sentencing some violent offenders to death, the state will grant life in prison without the possibility of parole. There are currently 11 inmates who sit on death row in the state, and unfortunately for them this new measure does not free them of their sentence.Read more
BERLIN, N.H. — The Design-Build Institute of America recently presented a national merit award to the Federal Correctional Institution-Berlin project for the construction and completion of the 678,000-square-foot Berlin facility in New Hampshire.Read more
NEW YORK — The Council of State Governments Justice Center selected the leading judges of Delaware, Idaho, New Hampshire and Wisconsin to participate in the Chief Justices’ Criminal Justice Mental Health Leadership Initiative.
Part of the Council of State Governments’ Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project, the leadership initiative was developed to help State Supreme Court justices improve criminal justice system responses to individuals with mental health issues.Read more