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For Immediate Release

July 2, 2009

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

Women's Prison Site Review Part of NH Capital Budget Allocation

(Concord, N.H.) The New Hampshire House and Senate approved the 2010-2011 Capital Improvements Appropriation bill in June. A total of $7,469,000 was allocated for New Hampshire Department of Corrections projects over the next two years.

Commissioner William L. Wrenn has stated that the New Hampshire State Prison for Women in Goffstown needs to be replaced. The legislature authorized $2,300,000 for women’s prison and transitional housing site and design study.

Another $2,365,000 has been allocated to proceed with Phase Two of the Residential Treatment Unit located in the Secure Psychiatric Unit in Concord. The RTU began operations in May 2007.

Other projects authorized under the DOC portion of the capital improvements budget include funding to repair inmate bathrooms in the NH State Prison for Men in Concord, replacement of the sprinkler system in the Transitional Work Center and Administration Building, and the replacement and moving of sewer lines in the Special Housing Unit in Concord. Additional projects included the upgrade of electrical wiring in the East Wing of the Administration Unit and funding to respond to U.S. Environmental Protection Administration order #05-13 for storm water and sewer system cleanup.

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