N.H. bail reform data remains elusive as repeat offenders bog down courts (excerpt from the Concord Monitor – Oct 12 2019) Rochester police arrested 36-year-old Jonathan Candilieri on Sept. 27 for the fifth time since May after he repeatedly failed to appear in court for felony crimes. A judge again
Governor wants lawmakers to tweak bail reform after complaints from police, Manchester officials (excerpt from the Union Leader Oct 4 2019) CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu is calling for legislators to review the bail reform law passed last year and consider new legislation. But legislators who introduced the new law
Manchester aldermen to send letter to legislators saying bail reform ‘just isn’t working and we’re paying a price’ (excerpt from the Union Leader – Oct 1 2019) MANCHESTER — Saying bail reform “just isn’t working and we’re paying a price,” Manchester aldermen voted Tuesday night to direct the city solicitor
Law enforcement officials blast bail reform measures (excerpt from NH Edge Radio, Sept 28 2019) “We’ve created a catch-and-release environment where we’re dealing with the same people over and over again. There’s no accountability for anyone anymore because there’s no incentive for anyone to go to court.” ROCHESTER — A
State requests arrest warrant for burglary suspect released on PR bail a second time (excerpt from The Rochester Voice, Sept 27 2019) DOVER – The Rochester transient whose arrest in two burglaries in three days in July highlighted the failures of the state’s recent bail reform legislation has been indicted
Law enforcement officials call for changes to bail-reform law (except from WMUR9 New Hampshire, Feb 19, 2019) CONCORD, N.H. — Police and prosecutors are seeking sweeping changes to the state’s six-month-old bail reform law, but the new Senate majority leader said any problems with the law aren’t the Legislature’s fault.