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For Immediate Release

December 11, 2007

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

NH Dept. of Corrections Names New Administrator for Female Offenders

(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announces that a new Administrator for Female Programs has been appointed. Annette Escalante, a Corrections Counselor/Case Manager (CC/CM) at the New Hampshire State Prison for Women in Goffstown, will assume her duties at the end of the month.

In 2006 the New Hampshire Legislature passed SB-262, which established the position of an Administrator of Women Offenders and Family Services and the Interagency Coordinating Council of Women Offenders. The intent is to establish goals and objectives to plan, organize, implement, direct, and monitor gender-responsive programs and services.

CC/CM Escalante is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with sixteen years experience in the field. She has three years experience with the Department of Corrections having worked at the Lakes Region Facility in Laconia and at the women’s prison.

“New Hampshire’s female prison population continues to grow and it is important to provide them with appropriate and ample opportunities to better succeed in the community. Annette’s experience with female offenders will serve her well in her new capacity,” Commissioner Wrenn said.

Approximately 190 women are serving prison sentences in the State of New Hampshire. Lori Seog, the Previous Administrator, was recently transferred to Program Administrator overseeing programs for male offenders.

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