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For Immediate Release

July 28, 2006

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

NH State Prison grateful for help from local corporation

(Concord, NH) With the record-breaking rainfall and local flooding in Mid-May came a monumental challenge for the New Hampshire State Prison for Men Farm located at 312 N. State Street in Concord.  On Monday morning, May 15, 2006 it was discovered that a portion of the road on prison property that allows equipment access to the approximately 165 acres of farmland had washed away with the rain.  Rapid response from H.P. Hood, neighbors of the Prison Farm, quickly allowed for the road to be repaired in time to harvest the first hay crop and to plant the produce necessary to help meet Prison needs.

Within hours, John Winnie, Plant Manager for the Concord Division and Dave Stevens, Director for H.P. Hood New England Plants helped craft a solution to rebuild the access road.  At stake was the harvest of approximately 20,000 bales of the Prison’s hay crop.  The quick reconstruction of the access road within days allowed for the normal operations of the Prison Farm to continue at no additional cost to the department.  The New Hampshire Department of Correctional appreciates the support and actions taken by the management of H.P. Hood.

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