Date: 
Mar 18, 2015

In 2013 New Hampshire approved $38 million to build a new women's prison in Concord.  At a budget hearing Tuesday, Department of Corrections officials announced that the prison is now estimated to cost $58 million.

Date: 
Jul 10, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan may have vetoed the state budget proposed by legislators in June, but she signed the capital budget bill that funds various construction projects around the state.

women's prison
Date: 
Jul 25, 2017

In response to a lawsuit in 2012, the New Hampshire Legislature approved a new women’s prison in Concord.  That prison will be completed this fall, but the Department of Corrections expects it will be a challenge to fully staff the prison.

private prisons
Date: 
Sep 11, 2017

Several times this year, New Hampshire’s state prison system has made headlines— most recently, with the resignation of Corrections Commissioner William Wrenn in late August. The Department of Corrections is in the midst of a staffing crisis, which will likely delay the opening of the new women’s prison in Concord.

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