N.H. Finally Breaks Ground on Women’s Prison

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Aug. 18 for New Hampshire’s first permanent, all-inclusive women’s prison located in Concord.

New Hampshire Rejects Privatization Bids

New Hampshire has dropped its bid to build private prisons for state inmates after an evaluation of the four proposed companies posed concerns of security and failure to meet state compliance, the state announced last week.

Connecticut Repeals Death Penalty

Connecticut has recently become the 17th state to repeal the death penalty. Lawmakers passed the measure with an 86-62 vote in favor of repealing the death penalty in the state.

Prison Receives National Award

By Torrey Sims
The Design-Build Institute of America recently presented a national merit award to the Federal Correctional Institution-Berlin project for the construction and completion of the 678,000-square-foot Berlin facility in New Hampshire.

Staffing Shortage Seen as Cause for Recidivism in N.H.

A shortage of correctional staffing has led to an increase in inmates, according to William Wrenn, corrections commissioner in New Hampshire.

Four States Join Mental Health Justice Initiative

The Council of State Governments Justice Center selected the leading judges of Delaware, Idaho, New Hampshire and Wisconsin to participate in the Chief Justices’ Criminal Justice Mental Health Leadership Initiative.