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Monday • May 21 • 2018

Vol.X • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

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Mark your Calendar: CCJR Cookout - Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.

Wed, 2018-05-16 20:37 +0000

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Volunteers Needed Now

Tue, 2018-05-15 18:25 +0000

Immediate Openings Available

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Beatrice Coulter and Wanda Duryea: Secure Psychiatric Unit is not a hospital; it is a prison unit

Tue, 2018-05-15 15:01 +0000
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Once again the Secure Psychiatric Unit is in the news. A writ of habeas corpus recently filed in U.S. District Court has fueled the ongoing debate.

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Help Us Make History | NH Gives Day, June 6, 2018

Mon, 2018-05-14 19:58 +0000

Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of New Hampshire's day of giving - an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community.

We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach of our goal of $2,500 and 100 donors!  That is just $25.00 per person.  We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.  With your help we can even surpass our goal.                                                                                                     CLICK THE PHOTO

Get ready to give! On June 6, starting at 12:00AM midnight, visit and make a donation to us. You will have 24 hours to make your donation, and all giving will end at 11:59pm on June 6, 2018.

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FREE Criminal Record Annulment Clinic

Wed, 2018-04-18 10:58 +0000

The NH Bar Association's Pro Bono Referral Program is offering a FREE record annulment clinic for those interested in information and/or advice on annulling (expunging) old NH criminal records. There will be a brief overview followed by the opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys. To pre-register (not mandatory, but helpful for scheduling attorney meetings), please email or call 224-5387 and leave a message with your name and phone number.

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Invitation: “Just visiting,” a workshop on jail volunteering

Sun, 2018-04-15 16:50 +0000

A press release for publication near April 22

For information, contact Chris Dornin, 228-9610 or

How do you volunteer at a house of corrections? What are the risks in helping prisoners keep their sanity and religious faith? What do you say to immigrants fighting deportation in a county jail? Why are people of color far more likely to go to jail than whites?

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT Come support our bill Apr. 10 to make the NH Department of Corrections get its administrative rules approved by lawmakers

Wed, 2018-04-04 13:12 +0000

Please come to a public hearing next Tuesday for SB 373, a bill written by CCJR that forces the Department of Corrections to get its administrative rules approved by a 10-member committee of senators and representatives. The bill testimony starts at 11 a.m. in Room 306 of the Legislative Office Building. That’s across the street from the building with the golden dome.

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NH Prison Family Connection Center leaves many fathers without help or hope!

Tue, 2018-04-03 13:59 +0000

Please Watch the WMUR Video (see below) about the NH Prison Family Connection Center which on the surface sounds like a great program.

However, what this story does not tell you is the Family Connection Center (FCC) does not offer this program to every incarcerated father. There are literally 100’s of fathers and their families who are restricted from participating!

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NH Senate Passes Repeal 14-10!

Tue, 2018-03-20 16:30 +0000

Today, (March 15, 2018) the NH Senate Passed Death Penalty Repeal by a Vote of 14-10

The NH Senate today deliberated nearly one hour before passing Senate Bill 593 with a bipartisan vote of 14-10. Watch the full debate and vote on YouTube here.   Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform has long supported the repeal of the NH Death Penalty. We are pleased to announce that on March 15, 2018 the NH senate did just that. SINCE THE DEATH penalty was reinstated in the United States in 1973, for every 10 people who have been executed across the country, one person has been exonerated. A 10 percent wrongful conviction is unacceptable when we execute people. The bill now passes to the NH House and we encourage them to show the same bold courage as the Senate. Let your legislators know you support repealing the Death Penalty -

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Let’s pack a rules hearing Friday, March 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Tue, 2018-03-13 16:27 +0000
Friday is the biggest State House showdown since 50 loved ones of prisoners spoke at a 2011 hearing to keep 600 inmates from transferring to Arizona. The Joint Rules Committee will hear testimony at 9 a.m. in Room 306 of the Legislative Office Building on 120 pages of proposed prison administrative rules. You can see them all at this link. The key rules are in the 300 and 400 series.

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International Megan’s Law update Wednesday March 14, 7:00-8:30 ET

Sat, 2018-03-10 15:59 +0000

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International Megan’s Law update Wednesday March 14, 7:00-8:30 ET

Interested in the New IML Passport Law? You're invited to listen in on a Conference Call with lawyers and national groups who are mounting a fight against marking the passports of US Citizens.

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT: We need to pack a State House rules hearing on Mar. 16

Mon, 2018-02-26 18:53 +0000

Please come testify at a public hearing on more than 100 pages of proposed administrative rules by the Department of Corrections. It’s the most important State House hearing since the debate seven years ago over shipping 600 prisoners out of state to private prisons. We blocked that bad idea.

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Legislative Alert: Important State House Hearing February 7, 2018

Thu, 2018-02-01 18:21 +0000

Please show up for a crucial State House hearing next week on a bill written by Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform. SB-393 would make the Department of Corrections get all of its administrative rules approved by lawmakers. The testimony on the bill starts at 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Room 101 on the first floor of the State House.   Read about it here:

Please direct any questions to Chris Dornin, Legislative Policy Chairman for Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform, -


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