As of yesterday the NH Office of Information Technology Web Services Division has revamped and upgraded the fourteen-month old NH Department of Corrections Inmate Locater. You can get to it the same way as before but you will see more information than has been previously available.
Here is the address to the Department of Corrections website: http://www.nh.gov/nhdoc/. If you click on Inmate Locater in the left hand column, it will take you to a search page.
The upgraded version has a search engine by first and last name. When you find the offender you are looking for, you will see a complete list of his/her convictions as they are listed on file at the NH Department of Corrections Offender Records Office. Previously, we published only the current controlling sentence. The new database shows all consecutive, concurrent, and completed sentences associated with the active booking number of currently incarcerated inmates. This will not list inmates who completed a prison sentence and are currently out on parole.
The crime category displayed is derived from the RSA under which the offender was convicted. There is a link on the site to the official State of New Hampshire’s RSA index so that you can search for and find out more about the particular RSA listed.
Probably the best feature of the new database is that the information will be automatically updated on a daily basis. Everything will be current within 24 hours of what is shown. But a couple of examples to keep in mind are if an inmate is released at 8:00 in the morning on a Tuesday, it won’t show up in the locater until Wednesday. Same thing if an inmate is moved from one prison to another during the day, it will not show up until the next day. The previous database was updated once a month on or about the first of each month.
I hope you as well as members of the public find this to be user friendly and convenient.
Jeffrey J. Lyons
NH Dept. of Corrections