Rockingham County NH Department of Corrections
The Department of Corrections established, in accord with applicable statutes and regulations, a goal of ensuring public safety through the provision of professionally managed judgments of the state courts. The Department offers the widest practical range of correctional options, including institutionalization, community programs, and other similar sanctions that best serve the needs of society and the individual inmate, enhance the offender’s ability to return to the community and live in a law-abiding manner. The Department will administer its programs in an equitable manner in the least restrictive environment consistent with public safety. The Department operates its facilities under the principle that all administrative and management decisions either directly or indirectly affect the security and treatment goals of the facility. In that connection, facility staff can serve as an important and productive role model for inmates, conveying mainstream societal values to the inmate population. Opportunities for interaction between staff and inmate are expected to be conducted in a manner consistent with the objective of the facility.