New Hampshire House to vote on repealing ‘pay to stay’ law
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New Hampshire would no longer be able to seek reimbursement from prison inmates or former inmates for all or part of their incarceration costs under a bill up for a House vote this week.
The so-called “pay to stay” law has been on the books since 1996, and in recent years has generated an average of $102,000 per year. The House is set to vote Wednesday on a bill that would repeal the law, and the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committees recommended passage in a 20-0 vote. If it passes, it would go to the state Senate.