Parole board: NH parole bill will cripple prison system
Parole board will be stripped of powers and recidivism will increase
By John F Eckert
N.H. Adult Parole Board Executive Assistant
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.
The discretionary parole system has two core principles.