Date: 
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. 

Date: 
Nov 23, 2015

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

Date: 
Dec 11, 2015

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

Date: 
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.

debt defendant jail public defender money
Date: 
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.

child support from prison
Date: 
Jul 10, 2017

According to studies, around one-quarter of prisoners in the United States owe child support. This has led to many prisoners racking up thousands of dollars in debt while in jail, an obligation that can be crippling when they are released and start looking for work.

vasectomy for reduced sentence
Date: 
Jul 24, 2017

Earlier this year, a county judge in Tennessee raised eyebrows by issuing a standing order, offering inmates in the county jail a 30 day reduction in sentence if they volunteered to get a vasectomy or a Nexplanon implant (a form of birth control that lasts roughly three years).

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