The Manchester Free Press

Tuesday • March 31 • 2020

Vol.XII • No.XIV

Manchester, N.H.

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Coronavirus: What's Happening in our Prison?

5 hours 43 min ago
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Prison and the COVID Virus

Sun, 2020-03-29 22:18 +0000

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Parole Hearings Are a Cruel Way to Decide a Prisoner's Fate. Here's How to Make the Process Fairer

Fri, 2020-02-28 18:29 +0000

Parole hearings are supposed to provide inmates who are eligible for release an opportunity to make their case for freedom. But the current system too often throws them in front of a board of strangers without a stitch of preparation or guidance. Some inmates are given only a few minutes to say their piece over video conference. Others are peppered with questions in person.

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Can the Criminal Justice System Be Fixed? The Jury's Still Out.

Fri, 2020-02-28 18:13 +0000

Under the law, prosecutors are supposed to pursue justice and not only seek convictions.

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Volunteers Needed Now

Thu, 2020-02-27 18:25 +0000

Immediate Openings Available

Please visit this page for more information:  http://www.ccjrnh.org/volunteer_positions

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N.H. considers eliminating statute of limitations in criminal cases involving sexual assault

Thu, 2020-02-27 00:00 +0000

A bill seeking to eliminate the statute of limitations for all civil actions in sexual assault cases received overwhelming support during a public hearing at the State House on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

Adult victims in New Hampshire have six years to report the most egregious sexual assault crimes to law enforcement before the clock runs out.

Children sexually abused before age 18 have 22 years, or until they turn 40, to bring forward an allegation to authorities.

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Federal Court Decision on Halloween in Georgia

Sat, 2020-02-22 17:15 +0000
BIG WIN!!! Judge rules in favor of Registrants in GA Halloween Sign case!!!

(October 29, 2019) A Federal Court Judge ruled Butts Count (Georgia) could not force persons required to register as sex offenders to post signs on their property during the Halloween season.

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Veterans with Sex Offense Convictions: A Preliminary Investigation.

Mon, 2020-02-17 17:06 +0000

Dear Veterans,

 

First, we want to thank you for serving our country. We are seeking military veterans who are on the sex offense registry to participate in a research project

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Appeals court provides new vehicle to challenge registration

Mon, 2020-01-06 15:12 +0000

Update: Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania v. Piasecki.  Petition for certiorari denied on November 4, 2019

By Larry . . . We are excited to report that registrants in Pennsylvania now will have a new vehicle to challenge sex offender registration. The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court handed down a precedential decision on February 27th that has the potential to be significant going forward.

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NH Jail and Prison Statistics

Tue, 2019-12-17 16:42 +0000

Open the .PDF file below for New Hampshire Incarceration Trends

Since 1970, the rate of incarceration in America has expanded more than fourfold, and the United States leads the world in locking people up. Many places in America have begun to reduce their use of prisons and jails, but progress has been uneven. Although the numberof people sent to state prisons and county jails from urban areas has decreased, that number has continued to rise in many rural places. Racial disparities in incarceration remain strikingly wide. Women constitute a rising number of those behind bars.

This fact sheet provides at-a-glance information about how many people are locked up in both state prisons and county jails and shows where the state stands on a variety of metrics, so that policymakers and the public can better determine where to target reforms.

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