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For Immediate Release

October 23, 2012

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

Fifteen Inmates Awarded High School Diplomas at NH State Prison

(Concord, N.H.) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that fifteen inmates at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord received their diplomas today during the 2012 Granite State High School commencement exercise. This was the largest class ever. Commissioner William L. Wrenn congratulated the offenders and awarded them their diplomas.

The Corrections Special School District is a fully functioning high school that is run at the Concord facility through the Division of Community Corrections and Bureau of Programs. The inmates receive their diplomas after completing the required number of classes and credits like in any New Hampshire public high school.

“Obtaining a high school diploma is a significant accomplishment for each of these men and one that will play an important part in helping them to be successful when they are released from prison,” Commissioner Wrenn said.

The commencement speaker was New Hampshire Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau who provided words of encouragement and wished the graduates success.

Twelve of the fifteen inmates were in attendance for the graduation ceremony. Three of the graduates were recently paroled to the community.

 

New Hampshire Superior Court Chief Justice
Tina Nadeau addresses the graduates.

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