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Helen Hanks, Commissioner – Confirmed on November 8, 2017

Welcome to the NH Department of Corrections. Our core values are Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, Collaboration and Accountability. Our team of Corrections Professionalism work in unison to engage men and women under our care, custody and/or supervision to paths of rehabilitation based on individual needs. We offer diverse career opportunities including but not limited to positions as corrections officers, probation parole officers, counselors, nurses, maintenance staff, chefs and other critical professions necessary to provide services at all our sites. Joining our team means keeping our communities safer, truly changing people’s lives and really making a difference. To improve the life of one man or woman whose journey through the criminal justice system brings them to our Department means you improve a family, a community and our State overall.

Come join the NH Department of Corrections and Make a Difference with Us


A Warning to Friends and Family Regarding Illegal Drugs in Corrections


Governor's Advisory Commission on Mental Illness and the Correctional System

Chairperson: Commissioner Helen E. Hanks

This Commission was formed to examine and make recommendations on issues facing individuals with mental illnesses in the corrections system.

Executive Order 2019-02 : An order establishing the Governor's Advisory Commission on Mental Illness and the Corrections System.

Meeting Minutes

June 27, 2019

October 8, 2019

November 12, 2019

December 20, 2019

Commission Report submitted to Governor Sununu - November, 2019

January 17, 2020

February 21, 2020

May 15, 2020

CSG Presentation to the NH Governor's Commission on Mental Illness and the Corrections System August, 2020

Commission Report submitted to Governor Sununu - November, 2020


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