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For Immediate Release

July 31, 2015

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

New Employees Graduate from Corrections Academy

(Concord, N.H)  The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that the 100th Corrections Academy class graduated from the pre-service training at a ceremony held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Center at the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council facility. The event occurred Friday, July 31, 2015.

The mandatory nine week academy provides the new employees with the tools and resources needed to work in a correctional environment.  This class is made up of 17 Corrections Officers and one Probation/Parole Officer who will be assigned to the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord, the New Hampshire Correctional Facility for Women in Goffstown, the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin, the Secure Psychiatric Unit/Residential Treatment Unit in Concord, the Division of Community Corrections, and the Hillsborough County Division of Field Services Office in Nashua.

The employees received training in offender management, inter-personal communication, emergency preparedness, The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), CPR, basic New Hampshire law, health and fitness, drug identification, medication principles, and a variety of other skills. They were certified in firearms, defensive tactics and in the proper use of oleoresin capsicum (pepper spray).  They resolved a series of scenarios to simulate the unpredictable challenges that they will face daily behind prison walls.

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