New Hampshire bill would repeal law charging inmates
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A new bill aims to get rid of a rarely used law that allows New Hampshire to recoup the cost of an inmate’s care.
The Concord Monitor reports Republican state Rep. David Welch and Democratic Rep. Sandra Keans are sponsoring the bill over concerns that the law unfairly burdens individuals re-entering society. Current state law says a prisoner can spend years locked up and then face a bill up to six years after their release.