For Immediate Release

September 8, 2006

Contact :

Jeff Lyons

Public Information Officer

Phone: 603-271-5602

( Concord , NH ) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announced that New Hampshire Corrections Academy #83 begins on September 11, 2006 . 29 NH-DOC staff are participating in the eight-week training program at the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training facility in Concord .

Upon completion they will be assigned to one of the four state prisons (NH State Prison, Concord; Lakes Region Facility, Laconia; NH State Prison For Women, Goffstown, and the Northern NH Correctional Facility, Berlin) The graduation ceremony will occur on November 3, 2006.

They will receive training in offender management, inter-personal communication, defensive tactics, and health and fitness issues as well as a wide variety of other skills. The new employees will resolve a series of scenarios to simulate the many unpredictable challenges that they face on a daily basis behind prison walls.

Commissioner Wrenn said, "The Corrections Academy provides new employees will the basic skills needed to work in a prison environment. I am pleased to welcome the new staff to the Department."