New Hampshire

The New Hampshire House has approved legislation to repeal a 10-year mandatory minimum for repeat gun offenders and one-year mandatory minimum for habitual driving-without-a-license offenders. FAMM is evaluating if support exists among lawmakers in the Senate to broaden the bill and address other mandatory minimums. As you may know, there are many steps to the legislative process in New Hampshire and a bill does not become law from only getting approved by the House.

How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in Your State

You can do several things to work toward reforming your state’s sentencing laws – go to our get involved page to find out how.

Encourage your state lawmakers to support mandatory minimum sentencing reform. Be sure to connect with FAMM and other sentencing reformers on Facebook, Twitter, and by signing up for our email list.

Sentencing/Criminal Justice Reform Groups in this State:


January 29, 2016

New Hampshire Primary Voters Strongly Support Decriminalizing Drug Possession, Treating Drugs as a Health Issue

(Huffington Post) — A new poll finds that New Hampshire voters support treating drug use as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue – this includes decriminalizing drug use and possession, eliminating mandatory minimum sentencing, and making naloxone (the antidote to opiate overdoses) more widely available. Presidential candidates in both parties are speaking in a… Read more »