The Manchester Free Press

Friday • August 18 • 2017

Vol.IX • No.XXXIII

Manchester, N.H.

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Fight for the innocent mentally ill in prison - Speak at hearing June 29 on related rules

Wed, 2017-06-28 23:11 +0000

This is a terrible secret. The men’s prison in Concord houses a small number of mentally ill patients who have never been convicted of a crime. They are deemed too dangerous to live at the State Hospital, where they might hurt other patients. This difficult group does not belong at the prison either. Many cannot defend themselves from hardened criminals.

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Supreme Court rules on whether states can ban registered sex offenders from using social media

Wed, 2017-06-28 15:16 +0000

The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a law banning registered sex offenders from using social media websites like Facebook in an opinion handed down Monday morning.

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Help Us Make History | NH Gives Day, June 6, 2017

Wed, 2017-05-24 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.

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 $1,000 and 100 donors!  That is just $10.00 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.

Get ready to give! On June 6, starting at 12:00AM midnight, visit https://www.nhgives.org/organizations/citizens-for-criminal-justice-reform 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.

Questions? If you have any questions or would like more information, let us know. [info@ccjrnh.org]. Thank you in advance for your generosity to our organization!

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Volunteers Needed Now

Wed, 2017-05-24 18:25 +0000

Immediate Openings Available

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

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Legislative News and Updates - May 24, 2017

Wed, 2017-05-24 13:37 +0000

Two of our 2017 bills were retained for in-depth study

Two of our eight bills in the current session still have a chance to become law. Six others have died. Those are actually pretty good results for a legislative session. Thanks to our House Bill 544, lawmakers will closely scrutinize the prison earned time program this fall to see if the state should give more prisoners a chance to reduce their sentences by up to 21 months. 

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NH's Jails: Breaking the Pattern - "Sullivan County has an innovative approach to jail reform"

Tue, 2017-05-23 20:28 +0000

Sullivan County is one of the poorest and most remote counties in NH. Job prospects are worse than the more developed southern counties. Many inmates at the Sullivan County jail have mental health issues. Often it's because inmates have come from homes that support and encourage substance abuse.

So it should come as no surprise that Sullivan County experienced one of the highest rates of recidivism in the state. Now, though, when these men and women leave jail, their chances of returning are significantly lower.

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