“Within the next two weeks, I plan to convene a bipartisan group of legislators to find solutions to not only fix bail reform in New Hampshire, but to overhaul the system,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “When bail reform became law last year, I pledged that we would closely monitor its implementation. It is clear that there have been some unintended consequences, and I remain committed to overhauling the system in an expedited manner. I agree with the many stakeholders that have called for reform, and look forward to continuing to work with them to develop a new approach. We can find a solution that ensures public safety while not needlessly incarcerating someone simply because they cannot afford bail.”
To date, the Governor’s Office has met with superintendents of jails, lawmakers, police chiefs, city government, non-profit leaders, members of the judicial branch, the ACLU and advocates to discuss further overhauls of the bail reform system.