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For Immediate Release

April 17, 2018

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

The New Hampshire Correctional Facility for Women in Concord is Now Open

(Concord, N.H) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections is pleased to announce that the New Hampshire Correctional Facility for Women (NHCFW) in Concord is now open and that transportation of all the residents from the Goffstown location was completed earlier today.

With the assistance of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, the NH State Police, and the cooperation and support of other law enforcement agencies, state agencies, and NHDOC personnel, 147 female residents were moved through a series of secure transports to the new NH Correctional Facility for Woman in Concord. NHCFW will offer an array of programming and treatment opportunities for these residents to better prepare them for successful transition back to their community.

Many residents were excited with the move making positive comments about the facility and the new living spaces. They look forward to the new opportunities this facility provides them.

The NHDOC sincerely thanks the Massachusetts Department of Corrections and the NH State Police who played a critical role in the safe and secure transportation of the residents between facilities. We are appreciative to our dedicated correctional staff including our special emergency response team who worked together to complete all the tasks that made for a smooth transition. Our residents were cooperative and complied with staff which ensured a safe transport to the new facility. We‘d also like to thank all the state and local agencies that offered support and were prepared to assist if necessary. This move was a demonstration of the professionalism, sense of pride and community that exists in law enforcement.

There will be a minor disruption in visitation as part of the move. The Department will recommence visitation shortly and it will be announced through the NH DOC website and social media outlets.

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