Date: 
Aug 12, 2016

Rep. Renny Cushing and three other patient advocates have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice over the practice of housing some mental health patients in the Secure Psychiatric Unit (SPU) of the state prison.

Date: 
Aug 19, 2016

In New Hampshire, individuals with a violent mental illness are transferred to the Department of Corrections and treated at the Secure Psychiatric Unit (SPU) at the prison in Concord.

New Hampshire is one of only several states with this policy, which has been in practice for more than 30 years.

study committee
Date: 
Jul 10, 2017

When faced with a complex issue, the New Hampshire Legislature will often vote to create a committee to study the issue.  After meeting over the summer and fall, the committee is responsible for recommending any bills the following year.

Here is a summary of some of the major issues committees will consider this summer.

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