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
The New Hampshire Union Leader building has been bought by investor Peter Levine for $3.8 million after being on the market for about four years, according to Deanna Caron of Stebbins Commercial Properties Inc. READ MORE
Unlike all other states, mentally ill people in New Hampshire who have been civilly committed to the state psychiatric hospital can be transferred to the State Prison for Men’s Secure Psychiatric Unit just a few miles away in Concord, even if they haven’t been charged with or convicted of a crime. They need only be deemed a danger to themselves or others to be transferred. READ MORE
At a hearing Monday, Judge Paul Barbadoro questioned lawyers representing Trooper Chad Lavoie and the estate of Wendy Lawrence, 45, who died after Lavoie fired 11 shots into her car following a police pursuit on Sept. 30, 2013. Former Attorney General Joseph Foster ruled the shooting a justified use of deadly force.