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For Immediate Release

September 10, 2008

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

Dept. of Corrections Opens Next Training Academy

(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announced that New Hampshire Corrections Academy #89 began September 8, 2008. The pre-service training program takes place at New Hampshire Police Standards and Training in Concord and will be attended by twenty-eight NH-DOC staff.

Upon completion they will be assigned to different prison or office facilities within the Department. The graduation ceremony will occur on November 7, 2008. The class is made up of seventeen Corrections Officer Trainees, two Probation/Parole Officers and nine non-uniformed employees. The nine non-uniformed workers will attend the first two phases of the academy.

The participants will receive training in offender management, inter-personal communication, defensive tactics, and health and fitness issues, and many other important 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 with important information about the law and Corrections.

Commissioner Wrenn said, “The Corrections Academy provides new employees with 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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