UUANH takes freedom seriously, and knows that we can’t be free if our family and friends are in cages. Decarceration is the work of getting people out
To help people stay out of cages, we incubate projects, such as the NH Bail and Bond Fund and the Nashua Host Home Network, in which NH residents work together to meet the needs of immigrants in the Granite State.
UUANH is a member of the NH Immigrant Solidarity Network, which advocates for policies changes at the state and federal level in support of immigrants.
Is there really a crisis at the boarder?
The Northern Border Alliance Task Force will be funded by the Department of Safety, in accordance with RSA 21-P:69 &70, which has $1,435,384 grant funds available to the NH State Police, Forest Rangers, and Fish and Game Department, as well as to county and local law enforcement agencies to fund patrols within 25 miles from the Canadian border. Check the number of unauthorized boarder crossing for yourself.
The New Hampshire Community Bail Fund is a small team of unpaid volunteers fiscally sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Action New Hampshire. We work as part of the National Bail Fund Network to provide financial assistance to victims who have been incarcerated before being tried for any crime. In many cases, these citizens are accused of misdemeanors like trespassing, shoplifting, and drug possession.
Despite being innocent until proven guilty, they are unable to get out of jail because they can’t afford bail—sometimes as little as $50. Most of the people we work with are held at Valley Street Jail in Manchester, where Covid has frequently been rampant. Many need treatment for mental illness or substance use disorders, which they are unable to receive in jail.
Our Work Includes
- Providing bail for people being held at Valley Street Jail in Manchester, NH
- Providing bail for those held in jail elsewhere in the state when possible
- Providing bonds for eligible immigrants detained by ICE in New Hampshire
- Collaborates with other community organizations and agencies to connect clients with services they need
- Working toward an end to cash bail and the transformation of the criminal legal system