private prisons http://nhpr.org en Proposed Ban On Private Prisons In State Defeated http://nhpr.org/post/proposed-ban-private-prisons-state-defeated <p></p><p>On a 13-11 vote, the New Hampshire Senate has blocked a House-backed measure to prohibit private prisons in the state.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senate Republicans killed the prohibition effort, saying that the legislature needs to be able to keep all options on the table. Senator Andy Sanborn told colleagues that private prisons can be more efficient, lowering overall corrections costs.</span></p><p>"I believe we have an obligation to prove to the tax payers of New Hampshire, every day, that we are trying to spend their money wisely."</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 19:08:23 +0000 Todd Bookman 26736 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Votes To Prohibit Privatizing Prisons http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-votes-prohibit-privatizing-prisons <p>The House has voted to prohibit New Hampshire's corrections commissioner from transferring inmates to a private prison except in an emergency. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:03:01 +0000 Asssociated Press 24133 at http://nhpr.org Privatizing Prisons: The Pros and Cons http://nhpr.org/post/privatizing-prisons-pros-and-cons <p></p><p>This year, there&rsquo;s been a lot more talk about New Hampshire going the route of as the Governor and others explore the idea of private companies running our corrections institutions.&nbsp; But questions remain -- about the rehabilitation of prisoners, inmate and employee safety, and whether, in the end, the cost savings would be enough to make this shift worthwhile.</p><p><u><strong>Guests:</strong></u></p><p><strong>Harris Kenny</strong><strong>:</strong>&nbsp;policy analyst,&nbsp;<a href="http://reason.org/">Reason Foundation</a></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:56:27 +0000 Laura Knoy 9576 at http://nhpr.org Privatizing Prisons: The Pros and Cons Executive Council Approves Study of Private Prison Proposals http://nhpr.org/post/executive-council-approves-study-private-prison-proposals <p dir="LTR"><font size="4"><font size="4">New Hampshire&#39;s Executive Council has approved hiring a consultant to assist the state in reviewing proposals from several companies to run its prisons. </font><font size="4">The council approved a contract Wednesday of $171,347 to hire consultant MGT of America of Tallahassee, Florida</font></font></p><p><font size="4"><font size="4">Governor John Lynch says it&rsquo;s a lot of money, but necessary to figure out which proposal is really the best deal.</font></font></p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:35:40 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 8590 at http://nhpr.org Executive Council Approves Study of Private Prison Proposals State Needs More Time To Study Private Prison Proposals http://nhpr.org/post/state-needs-more-time-study-private-prison-proposals <p>It is going to take a little longer than expected for the state of New Hampshire to decide whether it can save money by having its prisons run by a private firm.</p><p>NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>By July the state&rsquo;s department of administrative services had hoped to finish its report evaluating proposals from four companies interested in running a private prison.</p><p>But Linda Hodgdon, the commissioner for administrative services, says there is so much information the department is looking for a consultant to help sort through it.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 14:51:26 +0000 Chris Jensen 5098 at http://nhpr.org Lancaster: First Private Prison Site? http://nhpr.org/post/lancaster-first-private-prison-site <p>A North Country &nbsp;town could be the site of a privately run prison, should state officials decide to outsource its prison operations.&nbsp;&nbsp;NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 21:04:55 +0000 Chris Jensen 4496 at http://nhpr.org