By John F Eckert N.H. Adult Parole Board Executive Assistant Concord Monitor
CONCORD, N.H. — Senate Bill 500 will significantly affect the New Hampshire parole system and the prison system. If enacted, it will effectively strip the parole board of critical discretionary powers. This bill deserves more careful study and consideration than it has received. It is being rushed through the Legislature as a panacea for prison crowding and recidivism. In fact, it is neither.
Prisoners in leg shackles, handcuff and waist chains are processed at a prison reception center. (AP photo)