New women’s prison in Concord

Mar 28, 2018
women's prison

On Monday, March 26 New Hampshire cut the ribbon on a new women’s prison in Concord.

New Hampshire built the prison in response to a 2012 lawsuit that argued female inmates are housed in inferior facilities, offered less vocational training, and given inferior mental health treatment compared to male inmates.

The old women’s prison in Goffstown is designed to house 104 inmates, but currently holds 140. The old facility also has no chapel and no infirmary.

Should NH privatize the state prison system?

Sep 11, 2017
private prisons

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. Some believe New Hampshire’s state penal system could be better managed by a private company.

Staffing struggles for new women’s prison

Jul 25, 2017
women's prison

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.

A shortage of corrections officers

New Hampshire already has a shortage of corrections officers.  This is due to a combination of relatively low salaries and high turnover.

Hassan signs capital budget

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.

This year's capital budget includes funds for a new Merrimack County Courthouse, a 50-bed addition to the Veterans’ Home’s Life Enhancement Dementia Unit, the new women's prison under construction in Concord, and more.

NH women's prison over budget, delayed

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.

Subscribe to women's prison

©2018 Live Free or Die Alliance | The Live Free or Die Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.