Jan 08, 2016

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

Jul 22, 2016

In 2010, 30 solitary confinement inmates of NH state prison went on hunger strike to protest extreme heat. The inmates were kept in cells with windows that could not open, without air conditioning, and were not permitted to go outside even on very hot summer days.

More recently, in Texas, the state corrections system has faced lawsuits related to the temperatures inside state jails.

Oct 19, 2016

New Hampshire state prisons require that able-bodied inmates work a minimum of five days per week, unless attending school full-time. Jobs can include working in the prison kitchen or laundry, doing general maintenance, or more skilled work such as print making, furniture refinishing, woodworking or sign making.

women's prison
Jul 25, 2017

In response to a lawsuit in 2012, the New Hampshire Legislature approved a new women’s prison in Concord.  That prison will be completed this fall, but the Department of Corrections expects it will be a challenge to fully staff the prison.

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