The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire is committed to helping the Granite State re-envision a criminal legal system that is fair and free of racial bias, keeps our communities safe, and respects the rights of all who come into contact with it. Our Campaign for Smart Justice is led by formerly incarcerated individuals, families impacted by mass incarceration, community organizers, and attorneys, who together work in our courts, in our neighborhoods, and in the halls of the State House to ensure New Hampshire invests in people—not prisons.

From policing policies to prison practices, the ACLU of New Hampshire seeks to reverse the tide of mass incarceration, protect constitutional rights, eliminate racial disparities, and increase government transparency and accountability to make our justice system more fair and equal.

The ACLU of New Hampshire has been at the forefront of the successful efforts to repeal the death penalty in the Granite State, the implementation of bail reform, and continues to fight for police transparency and accountability in court.

Through advocacy and litigation, the ACLU of New Hampshire’s Campaign for Smart Justice is dedicated to continuing to challenge unconstitutional laws and policies, fight for police reform, and forge a new path for equality under the law.