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General Information
DIRECTIONS from Interstate 93 North/South

1. Merge onto NH Route 101 West
2. Merge onto NH Route 114 North
3. Stay straight on Route 114 until a stoplight, where it becomes Mast Road
4. Turn left at light (this is still Rt. 114N)
5. Travel approximately 1/4 mile and the prison is on your right.

Looking toward the recreation field


The New Hampshire State Prison for Women is a leased facility with a capacity of 105 beds. The facility houses state-sentenced female offenders.

Offender Population on January 1, 2015 - 179 (including Strafford County contract)

Programs & Services

  • Education - Career and Technical Education and High School Equivalency certificate assistance are available to offenders. Vocational programs include keyboarding, word processing, desk-top publishing, database, spreadsheets, bookkeeping, and accounting.
  • Hospitality and Marketing Program. Offenders receive skills that can be utilized in a career of lodging and tourism promotion and development.
  • Health care - On site nursing staff with regular visits from contract physicians
  • Mental Health - On-site psychiatrist, mental health clinician, and corrections counselor
  • Library - Approximately 3,500 leisure and informational publications including a full law library
  • Correctional Industries painting
  • Sewing


Approximately 75 people from the community volunteer their time to provide/lead self-help groups, domestic violence group, cognitive problem solving, alternatives to violence, self-esteem groups, AA/NA, Hobbycraft, a softball league, and a women's chorus.

The prison chaplain provides religious services. Approximately 30 people offer Bible study, prison fellowship seminars, and Catholic, Protestant, and non-denominational worship services.

The New Hampshire State Prison for women employs 41 staff including 27 Corrections officer and 14 non-uniformed staff.

hallway in at womens prison closeup of women's prison fence
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