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For Immediate Release

January 26, 2009

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

Corrections Academy #90 Underway

(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announced that New Hampshire Corrections Academy #90 began on January 26, 2009. The nine week long pre-service training program occurs at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Center and Campus in Concord and will be attended by twenty-six NH-DOC staff.

Upon completion they will be assigned to different prison or office facilities within the Department. The graduation ceremony will occur on March 27, 2009. The class is made up of nine Corrections Officer Trainees and seventeen non-uniformed personnel. Non-uniformed employees will attend only up to four weeks.

The remaining 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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