Formerly Incarcerated Person Takes on New Hampshire’s Pay-to-Stay (in Prison) Law
Date:  10-10-2018

ACLU accuses New Hampshire of filing retaliatory lawsuit after formerly incarcerated man sued the state for medical negligence
From AP News:

A former inmate who blames the New Hampshire prison system for his poor health said he is being retaliated against for suing the state.

Eric Cable sued the state in March alleging prison officials were negligent in not properly treating him for Type 2 Diabetes by failing to perform regular lab tests, foot exams or thorough eye exams. The state denied the allegations, and filed a counterclaim in July seeking a $119,000 reimbursement for the cost of Cable’s incarceration.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire now wants the court to dismiss the state’s counterclaim, calling it a shameful attempt at retaliating against Cable, who was convicted in 2013 of causing the death of a Manchester man in a drunken boating accident on Northwood Lake the previous year. He was released from prison in 2017 after serving nearly four years for negligent homicide. Continue reading >>>