N.H. bail reform data remains elusive as repeat offenders bog down courts

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 ordered him released on personal recognizance bail.

A few days later, Manchester police arrested 45-year-old Enrique Castro after they allege he assaulted a child and threatened to hit another with a hammer. Castro, who had numerous prior contacts with police before the Oct. 3 domestic violence call, was again released on personal recognizance.

And, earlier this year, when Concord police arrested 22-year-old Christopher Holland as part of a drug raid at two rooming houses on Rollins Street, he was soon free on bail conditions. Within 11 days of his arrest, he was back in custody, accused of injuring two city police officers and causing minor injuries to a third while high on drugs. That April day marked Holland’s fifth arrest of 2019.

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