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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 FAMILY CONNECTIONS CENTER

The New Hampshire State Prison for Women is a leased facility with a capacity of 105 beds. The facility houses state-sentenced female offenders. The Warden of this facility oversees all female inmates including those at the Shea Farm Transitional Housing Unit in Concord.

Offender Population on January 1, 2014 - 145 (including Strafford County contract)

Programs & Services

  • Education - Both Career and Technical Education and GED 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
  • Furniture upholstery training program
  • Sewing
  • Victim IMPACT Program -- strives to improve offender empathy toward crime victims/survivors and understanding about the many impacts of crime. It teaches inmates how crime harms real people -- physically, emotionally, and financially.
  • Each year work crews log over 300 hours of community assistance for  University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Brookside Congregational Church, Villa Augustina Maintenance, and yard work for the Goffstown Police Department

Volunteers

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  
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