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For Immediate Release

December 23, 2005

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

25 New Staff Graduated from the NH Department of Corrections Academy

(Concord, NH) Twenty-five newly hired staff graduated from the New Hampshire Department of Corrections Academy program on Friday, December 23, 2005. The seventeen Corrections Officers and eight non-uniformed employees from Academy #81 will report to their new assignments immediately.

The mandatory eight-week long pre-service academy provided new staff with the tools to succeed as Corrections employees. The employees received training in offender management, inter-personal communication, defensive tactics, and health and fitness issues and a wide variety of other skills. They resolved a series of scenarios to simulate the many unpredictable challenges that they face on a daily basis behind prison walls.

Of the seventeen graduating officers, ten will be assigned to the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord, four to the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin, two to the Lakes Region Facility in Laconia and one to the New Hampshire State Prison for Women in Goffstown. The non-uniformed employees include three registered nurses, a psychiatric social worker, a pharmacy technician, a sign shop supervisor, and two chaplains.
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