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15 more state troopers on state roads

Public safety is truly our most important responsibility, so we need to make sure we maintain the basic public safety infrastructure that allows local officials to keep us safe. Over the last few years, we have taken 30 state troopers off of our roads and out of our communities. People in our most rural areas should not have to wait more than an hour for the nearest state trooper to arrive. To improve the safety of our people, this budget puts 15 more troopers on the road.
Source: 2013 State of the State N.H. Budget Address , Feb 14, 2013

Provide capital funds to build a new women's prison

We must ensure that our corrections system is as effective as possible, with modern facilities to keep dangerous criminals off of our streets and programs to prevent those who serve their punishment from returning to a life of crime.

For too long, our corrections system has woefully neglected women. Like our men's prison, our women's prison must offer facilities that can provide the programs that help individuals safely move back into society when they have served their sentences.

To ensure justice and to improve our public safety, this capital budget includes the funds necessary to build a new women's prison. It is time; we cannot delay this any longer.

Source: 2013 State of the State N.H. Budget Address , Feb 14, 2013

Parole violators go to jail, for all released convicts

Hassan co-sponsored bill SB-500: AN ACT implementing changes in the probation, parole, and sentencing:Status: Passed by House & Senate; Governor signed into law.
Source: New Hampshire state legislature voting records: Bill SB-500 , Apr 21, 2010

First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration.

Hassan voted YEA First Step Act

Congressional Summary:

Opposing press release from Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-1):: The reform sentencing laws in this bill may compromise the safety of our communities. Criminals convicted of violent crimes would have the opportunity to achieve 'low risk' status and become eligible for early release. California already has similar laws in place--Propositions 47 and 57--which have hamstrung law enforcement and caused a significant uptick in crime.

Supporting press release from Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10):: S. 756 establishes a new system to reduce the risk that [federal prisoners] will commit crimes once they are released. Critically, S. 756 would not only implement these reforms to our prison system, but it also takes a crucial first step toward addressing grave concerns about our sentencing laws, which have for years fed a national crisis of mass incarceration. The bill is a 'first step' that demonstrates that we can work together to make the system fairer in ways that will also reduce crime and victimization.

Legislative outcome: Concurrence Passed Senate, 87-12-1, on Dec. 18, 2018; Concurrence Passed House 358-36-28, Dec. 20, 2018; President Trump signed, Dec. 21, 2018

Source: Congressional vote 18-S756 on Dec 20, 2018

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