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For Immediate Release

September 8, 2006

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

NH Department of Corrections Opens Corrections Academy #83

(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announced that New Hampshire Corrections Academy #83 begins on September 11, 2006. 29 NH-DOC staff are participating in the eight-week training program at the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training facility in Concord.

Upon completion they will be assigned to one of the four state prisons (NH State Prison, Concord; Lakes Region Facility, Laconia; NH State Prison For Women, Goffstown, and the Northern NH Correctional Facility, Berlin) The graduation ceremony will occur on November 3, 2006.

They will receive training in offender management, inter-personal communication, defensive tactics, and health and fitness issues as well as a wide variety of other skills. The new employees will resolve a series of scenarios to simulate the many unpredictable challenges that they face on a daily basis behind prison walls.

Commissioner Wrenn said, “The Corrections Academy provides new employees will the basic skills needed to work in a prison environment. I am pleased to welcome the new staff to the Department.”

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