The state didn’t conduct reviews of child fatalities last year because the Division for Children Youth and Families had no policy in place to allow the child advocate to observe the process, which is considered critical in learning how to avoid future child deaths.
If you value solid, in-depth reporting on the issues that matter most, consider supporting InDepthNH non-profit news with your tax-deductible donation by Dec. 31. Your donation will be matched 100 percent. READ MORE
The state is looking into building a 100-bed forensic psychiatric hospital to replace the prison unit and take the pressure off hospital emergency rooms where patients sometimes wait for weeks for a psychiatric bed. Gov. Chris Sununu and his Democratic opponent, Molly Kelly, both recently voiced support for the project after decades of inaction. READ MORE
After fighting to change New Hampshire’s policy of incarcerating mentally ill people who haven’t been charged with or convicted of a crime at the prison’s Secure Psychiatric Unit, advocates say they are pleased the state is looking to change. READ MORE
Hers is among the latest names and photos to be targeted as “anti-white” after a July 26 conference hosted by Eversource that examined diversity as a way to ease New Hampshire’s labor shortage. READ MORE
Andrew Butler was beaming his trademark smile Friday morning after being released from the New Hampshire Hospital, happy to be heading home to Hollis after almost five months in the Secure Psychiatric Unit at the men’s prison even though he hadn’t committed a crime.
The town of Hollis has united behind Andrew Butler, a popular, outgoing former high school star athlete who is locked up in the Secure Psychiatric Unit at the state prison for men in Concord even though he hasn’t committed a crime. READ MORE
Patient Andrew Butler, 21, who was a well-known athlete as a Hollis High School student, argued through his attorney that he is locked up in a maximum-security prison because of mental illness even though he hasn’t committed a crime. READ MORE
A federal judge has ordered the speedy release of records to the Disability Rights Center for its investigation into the death of a mentally ill inmate at the Residential Treatment Unit at the state prison for men.
After 34 years, The Triangle club today is home to 44 12-step recovery meetings, and central to Dover’s recovery community – but it was the Heroin Anonymous meetings that literally blew the roof off the club. READ MORE