New Hampshire Alcohol and Crime Briefs

August 2010

The Governor signed a progressive law to reduce prison populations and reduce recidivism. The new law refocuses community supervision on high-risk offenders and provides increased opportunities for treatment. Of particular note, it mandates that all offenders released from prison are supervised for at least nine months; requires that every person placed on parole or probation be assessed to determine their risk of recidivating; and allows probation officers, with the permission of a judge, to impose swift and short jail sentences for minor violations.

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