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For Immediate Release

April 25, 2008

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

NH Dept. of Corrections Recognizes Volunteers

(Concord, NH) April 28 – May 2, 2008 is Volunteer Appreciation Week and the New Hampshire Department of Corrections is recognizing the hundreds of citizens who come to the prisons annually to provide services and support to offenders that might not otherwise be available.

The New Hampshire State Prison for Women in Goffstown holds a Volunteer Appreciation ceremony on Wednesday, April 30, 2008. The New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord, Lakes Region Facility in Laconia, and Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin will be sending notices of thanks to each of their volunteers.

Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn said, “Prison volunteers offer a wide array of opportunities from spiritual support and life skills to educational and recreational activities. These along with department-run programs and treatment provide a good foundation for successful offender re-entry into the community. We truly appreciate the efforts of our volunteers throughout the year.”

Nearly one-thousand residents volunteer their time and services to the department, with some volunteering at more than one facility. For more information on becoming a volunteer contact the Office of Citizen Involvement at 603-271-7355.

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