As his 28-month federal prison sentence for wire fraud awaits following his state prison sentence for manslaughter that could end in a few weeks, Craig Sanborn, who ran the Black Mag gunpowder plant that exploded and killed two men in Colebrook in 2010, seeks a compassionate release. Currently, Sanborn, 74, of Maidstone, who in 2013 was convicted by a jury and sentenced to 10 to 20 years in New Hampshire State Prison on two counts of manslaughter, is eligible for release from the state’s Northern Correctional Facility in Berlin on Nov. 24, the date when his minimum sentence is reached. Sanborn is preparing for it and has filed a motion seeking compassionate release from his federal prison sentence in exchange for home confinement followed by a period of supervised release. Sanborn argues there are “extraordinary and compelling reasons” supporting the federal compassionate release, among them that he is 74 and in declining health.
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