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For Immediate Release

January 9, 2015

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

Non-Security Employees Complete the Mini-Corrections Academy

(Concord, N.H) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that 20 non-security employees completed the one week long Non-Uniformed Corrections Academy on Friday, January 9, 2015. The classroom based training occurred at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Center at the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council in Concord.

All employees hired by the Department of Corrections are required to participate in pre-service training. Corrections Officers attend the full nine-week Academy but non-security employees are only required to attend the Mini-Academy. Non-Security staff are already licensed, certified, or have the necessary qualifications to carry out their assigned responsibilities.

The training provides the new full and part-time employees with the tools and resources needed to work in a non-security capacity within a correctional environment. They received training in Security for Non-Security staff, basic communication, inmate discipline, suicide prevention, cultural diversity, report writing, and an array of other skills.

The class is made up of Registered Nurses, Ward Clerks, and other Medical Staff, Corrections Counselors/Case Managers, Administrative and Clerical Professionals, a Chef, a Human Resources Assistant, Financial Services Professionals, the Administrator of Correctional Industries, an Information Technology Manager, and Maintenance staff.

These employees are assigned to the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord, the New Hampshire State Prison for Women in Goffstown, the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin, Department of Corrections Headquarters in Concord, the Medical/Forensics Division, the Division of Field Services in Concord and Exeter, and the Division of Community Corrections.

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