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General Information
Directions from Interstate 93 North/South

1. Take Exit 15 W
2. Remain on the exit ramp through two stop lights
3. At SECOND Stop light, turn right onto North State Street
4. Travel approximately 1/2 of a mile and the prison is on your left

Looking across the NHSP/M yard

The New Hampshire State Prison for Men is the state's oldest prison facility. The original state prison was built in 1812. A new facility was constructed in 1878. Following extensive renovations and new construction in the 1980's, this facility remains in use today. The NH State Prison for Men is a multi-security level male only facility with the capacity of 1,205. The Secure Psychiatric Unit is also on the grounds.

Offender Population in January 1, 2015 - 1,505


  • Education - The Granite State High School is recognized by the New Hampshire Department of Education as its own school district. Inmates can obtain their diploma or their eqivalency certificate
  • Career and Technical Education Center - Information Technology, auto mechanics, small engine repair, horticulture, food service management, business education, and building trades
  • Counseling/Case Management
  • Life Skills - Living in Balance, Thinking for a Change, Peer Exchange group, anger management, parenting, domestic violence, alternatives to violence, mediation, stress control, AA/NA, aid to incarcerated marriages, and cognitive problem solving.
  • Hobbycraft
  • Religious/Chaplain services.

Correctional Industries Shops on premises - For more details click: New Hampshire Correctional Industries Website Homepage

  • License plate shop
  • Sign Shop
  • Print Shop
  • Wood Shop
  • Information Technology Department
  • Farm
  • Electronic Shop
  • Furniture Shop

The New Hampshire State Prison for Men employs 220 Corrections Officers and 133 non-uniformed staff.

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