New Hampshire State Prison for Women

New Hampshire State Prison for Women

Coordinates: 43°0′36″N 71°32′20″W / 43.01°N 71.53889°W / 43.01; -71.53889 New Hampshire State Prison for Women is the only women's prison in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Department of Corrections facility is located in Goffstown, Hillsborough County.

Opened by the prison agency in 1989, it has since 2004 been the only state prison housing female prisoners. It houses maximum, medium, and minimum security prisoners and overflow prisoners from the county prisons, which often lack appropriate facilities for women. The prison is a leased facility with a maximum capacity of 105 prisoners.

Since 2008, the Saint Anselm College Knights of Columbus and a group of women from the prison have started a recycling program within the prison. In 2009, Saint Anselm's Knights of Columbus Council #4875 won the National Community Activity Award from the Supreme Council in Connecticut.[1] To date, the Knights and the women have recycled over 2000 pounds of recyclable material.

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