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Correctional Employees Appreciation Week

May 5, 2020 (Concord, NH) - The New Hampshire Department of Corrections (NHDOC) is proud to recognize the more than 800 dedicated men and women who make up the Department. Every employee plays a role in the rehabilitation of people who are incarcerated and we are grateful for their sacrifice.

President Ronald Reagan said it best in 1984, when he proclaimed the first week of May as National Correctional Officer Week. “Correctional officers have the difficult and often dangerous assignment of ensuring the custody, safety and well-being of the over 600,000 inmates in our Nation's prisons and jails. Their position is essential to the day-to-day operations of these institutions; without them it would be impossible to achieve the foremost institutional goals of security and control.”

NHDOC Commissioner Helen Hanks expressed her gratitude to all staff during this week and all year long. “Our staff is a dynamic and dedicated group of individuals who assist in the supervision and rehabilitation of those in our care. In these challenging and unprecedented times, our staff has shown unwavering professionalism as they continue to be agents of change.”