Female Offenders to Help Students Read
(Goffstown, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections
is partnering with Disability Services for Students at the University
of New Hampshire to provide “textbooks on tape” for students
with documented print disabilities.
Inmates at the New Hampshire State Prison for Women (NHSP/W) will
record the text onto cassettes and provide notification of finished
work. The NHSP/W Education Department at the Goffstown facility
will also provide the tape recorders.
Disability Services will present an overview of the project and provide
the blank tapes, borrowed text books, procedure for readers to follow,
and a timetable for completed material. Maxine Little is the
Director of the UNH piece.
“The Department of Corrections is very excited to be part of this worthwhile
program,” Commissioner William L. Wrenn said.
“In the past we have supported a program in which female offenders record
books on tape for their children but this initiative will be beneficial to
college students who would utilize these services,” Commissioner Wrenn
Six women will participate in the program and read 120 books per semester. Each
recording will run two to eight hours depending on the length of the
Department of Corrections
Office of the Commissioner
PO Box 1806
Concord, NH 03302