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Title: New Hampshire State Prison - Biennial Report, 1978-1980
Corporate Author: New Hampshire State Prison
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 95
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Hampshire State Prison
Concord, NH 03301
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Information describing activities of the New Hampshire State Prison from July 1, 1978 through June 30, 1980 is presented; prison history and organization, reports from various departments, and institutional statistics are included.
Abstract: The New Hampshire State Prison located in Concord is the only facility in the State for the incarceration of adult male felons. The prison also confines parole and probation violators, Federal inmates, and offenders and pretrial detainees transferred from the county houses of correction and jails. The State facility seeks to carry out court sentences by ensuring facility security, operate the facility in such a way as to maximize individual safety within the institution, and foster a rehabilitative process that will facilitate each inmate's reassimilation into society. This 2-year report period saw a series of major renovations and new program development throughout the prison complex. These undertakings resulted in improved custody and rehabilitation services, better living conditions, and improved safety and administrative aspects. The daily inmate population numbered 333 as of July 1, 1978 and 348 as of June 30, 1980. A total of 827 inmates were received during this period, and 777 inmates were released; the net population gain for the biennium was 50 inmates. Of the inmates committed during this time, 27 percent had an eighth grade education or less, 12 percent had high school diplomas, and 9 percent had been educated beyond the high school level. The prison currently operates three residential programs outside of the institution. With regard to prison industry, the print shop is the current revenue producing mainstay; 15 inmate employees are trained in all phases of printing, and the shop produces numerous publications for State agencies. Photographs, organizational charts, and graphs are provided. Institutional statistics and a facility site plan are appended.
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Inmate Programs; Inmate statistics; New Hampshire; State correctional facilities
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