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Policies, Procedures, Directives (PPDs) & Administrative Rules

PDF List of NHDOC Administrative Rules

Note: The Department is actively engaging in updating our policies and converting them over to administrative rules. So the links below may not contain correct information. Please understand that Administrative Rules Supercede Department Policy. The most accurate information should be requested from the Administrative Rules Office.

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Access to the Facilities and Grounds of the NH Department of Corrections (Visitors; Post-delivery visiting; authorized visitors; Community Corrections/Transitional Housing Unit visits; official visitors; visiting lists; inmate eligibility; special visits; attorney visits; clergy visits; media visits; non-contact visits; contraband; marriage; visitation; access; minors; breastfeeding; dress code; service animals; debarment) (Adult Visitors) Attachment #3Adobe Acrobat (Child Visitor) Attachment #5Adobe Acrobat

Resident Mail, Electronic Messaging and Package Service (Mail officer/room responsibilities and duties; Literary Review Committee (LRC); mail screening; withholding mail & packages process; publisher only rule; privileged & non-privileged correspondence; mail limitations; forwarding correspondence; mail & package delivery; rejected mail & packages process & appeal; free postage; electronic messaging; mail; package)

Safeguard Training

Why: The NHDOC uses a specific process to approve minor children for both in-person and video visitation in an effort to ensure safety, security and the well-being of children and the facility. Residents who are incarcerated for crimes against children or have a history of crimes against children may have visitation privileges with children denied, further restricted, or may be required to have the adult accompanying the minor complete the NHDOC’s safeguard training.

Who: ONLY for residents who have been told that they are required to have a trained chaperone for visiting room and video visitation purposes. Friends/family members (who would like to bring minor children into a NHDOC visitation room or participate in video visitation with a minor child)please fill out and send in the Safeguard Training Application below. Note, whoever completes this training will be the only person permitted to bring in the minor visitors for visitation.

*friends/family members you MUST already be on the visit list before you can attend training*

Training dates are available quarterly.

2021 Training Dates: January 8, 2021, April 9, 2021, July 9, 2021, October 8, 2021

Do I need Safeguard Training? Adobe Acrobat

Safeguard Training Application Adobe Acrobat


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