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New Hampshire House votes to ban private for-profit prisons

POSTED BY: KWICKO
UPDATED: Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:28
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Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:27 AM

KWICKO

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The New Hampshire House voted today to prohibit private prisons in the Granite State, countering progress the industry has made elsewhere around the country.
The New Hampshire Union Leader has more:
The House on Thursday voted to forbid the executive branch from privatizing the state prison system, saying that to do so would shirk the state’s constitutional responsibility to rehabilitate inmates.
The 197-136 roll call by the Democratic -controlled House sent House Bill 443 to the Senate, where Republicans hold a slim, 13-11 majority and the bill’s fate is uncertain, at best.
The legislation, while prohibiting prison privatization, allows the governor to enter into a temporary contract with a private provider during times of a “corrections emergency” with the approval of the Executive Council.
The move is an abrupt shift in New Hampshire, where just last year the legislature had considered a bill to send its entire male prison population to private prisons.



Read more at

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/03/22/1756901/new-hampshire-priv
ate-prisons/?mobile=nc


http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130321/NEWS06/130329794





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Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:35 AM

CANTTAKESKY


Wooohoo.

Prisons and courts should not be privatized. That's inane.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:28 AM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


REALLY!?! Honest go gawd!?!? GO NEW HAMPSHIRE!!!

Oh, wait a minute, I read beyond the title. A Democratic HOUSE passed it... It'll die in the Senate. Oh, well...

I was going to say "Thank you so much for one bright little gleam of good in a corner of America which seems to be getting increasingly blacker...", but I guess not...sigh...


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