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For Immediate Release

January 22, 2007

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

N.H. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS OPENS CORRECTIONS ACADEMY

(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announced that New Hampshire Corrections Academy #84 began on January 22, 2007. The eight-week pre-service training program will occur at the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training facility in Concord and will be attended by nineteen NH-DOC staff.

Upon completion they will be assigned to one of the four state prisons (NH State Prison, Concord; Lakes Region Facility, Laconia; NH State Prison For Women, Goffstown, and the Northern NH Correctional Facility, Berlin) The graduation ceremony will occur on March 16, 2007. The class is made up of eleven Corrections Officers and eight non-uniformed employees.

They will receive training in offender management, inter-personal communication, defensive tactics, and health and fitness issues as well as a wide variety of other skills. The new employees will resolve a series of scenarios to simulate the many unpredictable challenges that they face on a daily basis behind prison walls. The pre-service Academy also provides new employees important information about the law and Corrections.

Commissioner Wrenn said, “The Corrections Academy provides new employees will the basic skills needed to work in a prison environment. I am pleased to welcome the new staff to the Department.”

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