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Prison Opens In Berlin, NH
Friday, 10/19/12
In New Hampshire, a new prison is officially opening Friday morning in Berlin.
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New Assessment Tool For NH Prisons
Thursday, 10/18/12
In New Hampshire, prison officials are adopting a new method of assessing the appropriate rehabilitative and treatment programs for inmates.
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Vermont Sees Increase In Prison Violence
Thursday, 07/19/12
By John Dillon
The state is no longer sending inmates to a Massachusetts jail and the change may have aggravated tensions in Vermont prisons. Officials are reporting an up-tick in violence among inmates, and they say out-of-state gang members held on drug charges may be responsible.
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Vt. Inmate Population Down, Recidivism Rate Improves
Wednesday, 04/25/12
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin is celebrating victories in what he calls "the war on recidivism." He says the state has made progress in reducing the prison population while also cutting the crime rate.
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Saturday Special
State of the Re:Union: Appalachia
Saturday, 02/05/11
This week, State of the Re:Union travels through Appalachia. We'll learn about mountain-top-removal mining through the miners and communities of West Virginia. In Kentucky, we hear a local radio DJ who's gone from bluegrass and blues to Blackalicious, with an unexpected key audience.
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State's Prison Population Declines
Thursday, 12/02/10
By Neal Charnoff
The Vermont Department of Corrections is reporting a gradual decrease in the number of people in jail. Officials say the decrease is a result of the governor's Challenges for Change budget initiative.
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Report On Inmate Death Is Released
Tuesday, 06/22/10
By John Dillon
An independent investigation into the death of a prison inmate last summer says the state failed to follow proper medical procedures that could have saved his life. But the Department of Corrections disagrees with the report's findings.
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