NH Breaks Ground on New Women's Prison

By Joe Gullo

Published 08/18 2014 02:14PM

Updated 08/18 2014 02:23PM

Credit: New Hampshire Governor's Office
CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire broke ground on a new state women's prison.

A press release says last year, a bipartisan capital budget was passed that included funding for a new women's prison with facilities and programs that can safely help individuals safely move back into society after they have finished their prison terms.

“For far too long, our corrections system has woefully neglected women,” Governor Hassan said. “Today’s groundbreaking of the new women’s prison is a significant step forward for the State of New Hampshire, marking the culmination of a decades-long effort that will help make our communities safer, ensure fairness in our criminal justice system, and provide stability to our state’s budget.”

SMRT Architects and Engineers designed the new facility and Gilbane Construction will build it. The capital budget included $38 million for the women’s prison.

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