corrections http://nhpr.org en On The Inside: NH's Women Behind Bars [Infographic] http://nhpr.org/post/inside-nhs-women-behind-bars-infographic <p>Increasingly, corrections officials are looking to statistics to inform their decisions around all aspects of prison practices. As NHPR's <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/trauma-statistics-inform-new-womens-prison-design">Emily Corwin recently reported</a>, inmates’ gender and trauma statistics are helping inform the design of the state’s new women's prison in Concord.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:57:36 +0000 Sara Plourde 49926 at http://nhpr.org On The Inside: NH's Women Behind Bars [Infographic] With Capital Budget Signed, Women's Prison Moves Ahead http://nhpr.org/post/capital-budget-signed-womens-prison-moves-ahead <p>As of Tuesday, $245 million dollars in capital projects are on the way in New Hampshire, now that Governor Maggie Hassan signed the capital budget into law. The biggest line item in that budget is a $38 million dollar new women’s prison.</p><p>The prison will be located next to the mens’ prison, in Concord.&nbsp;&nbsp; Jeff Lyons with the Department of Corrections says that’s for certain.&nbsp; But what the prison will look like, and who will build it? That, Lyons says, is yet to be decided:</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:42:56 +0000 Emily Corwin 31048 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Commissioner Of Corrections, William Wrenn http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-commissioner-corrections-william-wrenn <p>2013 is a year in which New Hampshire Commissioner of Corrections, William Wrenn will face some considerable challenges.&nbsp; Facilities are packed, jobs have been cut, there's the on going problem of recidivism, and a huge debate over the privatization or partial privatization of prisons.&nbsp; Add to that, a lawsuit filed last August against the State suggesting that women inmates aren't receiving the same treatment and access to services as their male counterparts.&nbsp; Today we sit down with Commissioner Wrenn about this and take your calls.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 20855 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Commissioner Of Corrections, William Wrenn Alternative Sentencing Program Faces Verdict http://nhpr.org/post/alternative-sentencing-program-faces-verdict <p>Recovering alcoholics can usually pinpoint their rock-bottom. For Michael Hagar, it was the night of July 28,&nbsp;2009.&nbsp;That evening, he met up with some friends to drink behind the Hannaford&rsquo;s supermarket in Keene.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;And that is where the whole incident took off from,&rdquo; said Hagar.</p><p>Behind the grocery story, Hagar believes he drank about 18 beers. Then someone jumped him, hitting him in the face with a log. His pants and wallet were stolen. Gushing blood and enraged, he staggered into the store&#39;s parking lot.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:01:21 +0000 Todd Bookman 2042 at http://nhpr.org Alternative Sentencing Program Faces Verdict