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For Immediate Release

September 5, 2008

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

Womens Prison Recognized by Governor and Executive Council

(Goffstown, N.H.) The New Hampshire State Prison for Women received a citation of thanks from New Hampshire Governor John H. Lynch and the Executive Council for helping to develop a program to provide a college experience for female offenders.

Ten inmates completed a college-level course coordinated through a partnership between the New Hampshire Department of Corrections and Manchester Community College. The Medical Terminology class was made possible by a federal grant under the Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 and was presented at the Goffstown facility.

The inmates were interviewed to establish their eligibility and ten were selected for the three-credit course, which was taught by the Manchester Community College instructor Susan Carbone. These credits can be applied toward a program certification at MCC or transferred to another college should any of the women choose to further their education upon release.

Citations were awarded to Warden Joanne H. Fortier and the facility’s Career and Technical Education Instructor Administrator Theodore P. Mottola during the regular Governor and Executive Council meeting on September 3, 2008.

L-R: Fourth District Executive Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek, DOC Director of Administration Robert Mullen, Fifth District Executive Councilor Debora Pignatelli, Warden Fortier, Instructor Ted Mottola, and Gov. Lynch (back to camera). Governor's Citation
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