New Hampshire Releases Needy Inmates With Nothing

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http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_show.html?article=21440 A New Hampshire budget crunch has eliminated the $100 formerly given to needy inmates on release. Now, if they don't have friends or relatives to come get them, prisoners may leave custody with nothing in their pockets, the Manchester Union Leader says. The prison system said it was forced to eliminate a $50,000 fund for "gate money." Until recently, the Department of Corrections handed inmates who needed it up to $100 cash – enough to rent a room . . .

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