The NH DOC Receives Federal Funds For Additional Educational Programs
(Concord, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections is the recipient of $47,592 in federal funds from two Carl D. Perkins Education Grants administered through the NH Department of Education to improve vocational educational offerings at all of its facilities. $42,465 will be distributed to the three male institutions serving approximately 2,400 inmates and $5,127 will go to the NH State Prison for Women in Goffstown serving 100 inmates. The grants will fund education materials, equipment and software acquisitions to offer offenders a wider variety of job skills training opportunities for when they return to the community.
Significant equipment to be purchased in 2006 includes:
- A transmission flushing machine and a wheel balancing machine for the Automotive Program at the NH State Prison for Men in Concord.
- Food Service equipment for the Food Services Management Program at the NH State Prison for Men.
- Computer equipment to expand the computer lab at the NH State Prison for Women.
- Curriculum updates for the Business Education/Office Occupations Program at the NH State Prison for Women.
- Software and supplies geared to career awareness for the minimum security pre-release programs at the Lakes Region Facility in Laconia and the Northern NH Correctional Facility in Berlin
- Computer classroom equipment and accompanying office furniture for offender use.
Ninety-eight percent of all inmates will be released from prison someday. These funds will address three priority areas to expand career and technical education for non-traditional programs for both genders; create career and technical education programs in areas where they do not currently exist, and coordinate career and technical education services for offender before and after their release.