prison http://nhpr.org en Art Exhibit Features Murals Created By N.H. Children And Incarcerated Parents http://nhpr.org/post/art-exhibit-features-murals-created-nh-children-and-incarcerated-parents <p>An art exhibit featuring murals created by children and their imprisoned parents is on display in Concord this month. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:35:48 +0000 Michael Brindley 46614 at http://nhpr.org Art Exhibit Features Murals Created By N.H. Children And Incarcerated Parents Pondering the Prison Population http://nhpr.org/post/pondering-prison-population <p>With rising numbers of Granite Staters incarcerated, and ever-present budget constraints, some argue that it’s time to reform our approach to crime and punishment. But balancing innovation with public safety remains a concern. We’ll look at that latest thinking about some of the ideas out there- from alternative sentencing to rehabilitation.</p><p></p><p> <strong><u>GUESTS</u>:</strong></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 37519 at http://nhpr.org Pondering the Prison Population Clamoring For Tolstoy...In Juvie? http://nhpr.org/post/clamoring-tolstoyin-juvie <p><a href="http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-12/local/39210735_1_prison-officials-george-mason-university-u-va">“Books Behind Bars”</a> is program which pairs undergraduates from the University of Virginia with inmates at the <a href="http://www.djj.virginia.gov/Facilities.aspx?FacilityID=138">Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center </a>to read classic Russian literature. Prison staff notice a marked change in behavior among inmates who take the class, and researchers have documented similar improvements in decision-making, social skill, and civic engagement among prisoners <u>and</u> undergrads who participate in the class.</p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 14:22:45 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27892 at http://nhpr.org Clamoring For Tolstoy...In Juvie? Prisoners Sue State for Unequal Treatment of Women http://nhpr.org/post/prisoners-sue-state-unequal-treatment-women <p>Four female inmates are suing the <a href="http://www.nh.gov/nhdoc/">Department of Corrections </a>for what they say is a disparity of opportunity compared to the male prisoners in the state.</p><p>Four women in Goffstown and Concord prisons have filed a suit alleging that the Department of Corrections is out of compliance with the&nbsp;1987 federal court order that required the state to provide female prisoners with services male inmates already receive.</p><p>These services include vocational education, mental health treatment and housing programs.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:41:01 +0000 Ryan Lessard 10852 at http://nhpr.org Prisoners Sue State for Unequal Treatment of Women Inside Halden Prison http://nhpr.org/post/inside-halden-prison <p>Norway’s penal system is comparably relaxed to the United States, but do they need to rethink their system in light of mass murderer Anders Breivik?</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 15:02:23 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5805 at http://nhpr.org Inside Halden Prison Word of Mouth 04.21.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-04212012 <p><strong>Part 1:</strong></p><p><strong>Pay Less...Hate More?</strong></p> Sat, 21 Apr 2012 20:31:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3240 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 04.21.2012 Remembering they were fathers first http://nhpr.org/post/remembering-they-were-fathers-first <p>We talk with NHPR's Dan Gorenstein about a new summer camp being launched for the kids of state prison inmates.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:00:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott & 3149 at http://nhpr.org Remembering they were fathers first