New Hampshire State Prison For Men

New Hampshire State Prison For Men is a multi-security state prison for male inmates that is located in Concord, New Hampshire. The current population is approximately 1,400 inmates, but the capacity is only 1,205.

The New Hampshire State Prison for Men is the state's oldest prison facility. The original state prison was built in 1812. A new facility was constructed in 1878. Following extensive renovations and new construction in the 1980s, this facility remains in use today. 

The New Hampshire State Prison for Men (NHSP/M) in Concord provides housing for three classification levels of male offenders ranging from general population (C3) to maximum security (C5). In addition, all male inmates newly incarcerated in the NHDOC system are processed through the Reception and Diagnostic Unit (R&D).

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the New Hampshire State Prison For Men are as follows:


  • CCU                                   8:00 am to 9:30 am
  • B Shift                              10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • A Shift                              1:00 pm to 2:30 pm


  • MCS, R&D, RTU               6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • HNK, A, B, C                     8:00 pm to 9:30 pm


  • MCN & Dorms                6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • HNK D, E, F                      8:00 pm to 9:30 pm


  • MCS, R&D, RTU             8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • HNK A, B, C                   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm


  • MCN & Dorms              8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • HNK D, E, F                   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

General Rules

Only three people aged five and above are allowed to visit at one time. Under 5 may sit on the lap of a visitor. 

When you enter the visit entrance, you will want to have your approved picture ID ready. Driver’s license or Non Driver ID is preferred. A Birth Certificate is acceptable for those under 18.

Each resident has a specific visit schedule based on where they live. You may only come when they have a scheduled visit time and must be on their approved visit list, this also includes minors.

You can find a visitor application by clicking here.

Dress Code

All visitors MUST wear undergarments. Visitors to any NHDOC facility are prohibited from wearing: 

  • See-through clothing of any kind
  • Low-cut sweaters, blouses, and shirts that exposes any level of cleavage or breast area, tank tops, halter tops, or “tube” tops
  • Skirts or dresses with long slits or shorts with slits. 
  • Skirts or dresses may have “kick pleats” (short slits no longer than 4 inches)
  • Skirts, dresses, or shorts that are two inches or more above the knee when standing
  • Blouses or shirts too short to tuck in; blouses or shirts that expose the midriff
  • Tight-fitting athletic-type clothing 
  • Spandex, stirrup, sweat, yoga, and/or swish pants
  • Hats, headbands, and/or hooded clothing. No hooded garments will be allowed in the visit room including sweaters, sweatshirts, and long-sleeved T-shirts
  • Zippered shirts. This will include any and all shirts, sweaters, or long-sleeved T-shirts that have a zipper of any kind
  • Outdoor Jackets. No jackets designed to be worn outdoors will be permitted into the visit room. This includes but is not limited to pullover style jackets sport coats, and suit coats.
  • Shawls, scarves, wraps or loose open overshirts
  • Clothes with holes, rips, tears (clothing must be completely intact)
  • Clothing with pockets torn out or torn to allow access beneath the garment
  • Sleeveless garments
  • “Farmer jeans” – overalls
  • Any clothing which could be mistaken for inmate clothing
  • Military clothing (actual uniforms and look-alikes)
  • Clothing which closely resembles uniforms (Correctional Officer, police, sheriff, marshal, etc.)
  • Nursing uniforms (scrubs)
  • Metal hair ornaments
  • Clothing which displays gang affiliation or gang culture, clothing that is obscene, racist or displaying sexual content, alcohol or drugs

Any request for a religious accommodation must be made in advance of the visit to the Warden of the facility.

EXCEPTIONS: Children under 10 years of age may be allowed to visit wearing shorts, skirts and/or dresses shorter than mid-thigh, rompers, sleeveless shirts, etc. The Visiting Room Officer’s discretion will prevail. 

Physical Address

New Hampshire State Prison For Men
281 North State St.
Concord, NH 03302

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
New Hampshire State Prison For Men
PO Box 14
Concord, NH 03302

All incoming correspondence must be on standard stock stationary or standard stock plain postcards. No greeting cards, postcards from particular locations or featuring any type of printed design, picture or depiction, or unusually thick stationary can be utilized for inmate correspondence. 

Incoming correspondence must be written only in ink or pencil and can’t exhibit any drawings, stickers, or other depictions.

You may not send packages to inmates directly. All packages must be sent using a third-party vendor. Family and friends can order property and summer packages online at 

Since each area of a facility allows different items for security reasons, please confirm with your inmate what they are allowed to have prior to placing your order.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the New Hampshire State Prison For Men can’t receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours for outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in New Hampshire, please click here.

How to Send Money

Inmates at the New Hampshire State Prison For Men can receive money in the mail in the form of a personal check or money order only. Electronic transfers can be facilitated through

You may also visit one of the NHDOC correctional facilities where kiosks have been set up in publically accessible locations to accept deposits. You cannot send cash in the mail.

The check or money order must be made payable to the Individual's name and identification number. Your name and complete return address should be written legibly on both the envelope and on the money order/check. The check or money order will be deposited into the inmate’s account.

An inmate is allowed to have a maximum of $1,000 dollars in their account. The DOC places a 30-day hold on personal checks. This is to ensure that checks clear before being credited to an inmate account. Money Orders are not subject to a hold and will be deposited to an inmate account with a few days of receipt.

Programs For Inmates

The Division of Community Corrections (DCC) is committed to implementing case management and programming that is efficient and scientifically known to produce the best results. Toward this end, they rely on manualized and validated screening, assessment, and intervention services. 

  • Thinking for a Change (T4C) is an innovative, evidence-based cognitive behavioral curriculum provided by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). T4C is an integrated cognitive behavior change curriculum that includes cognitive restructuring, and social and problem-solving skills development. It is designed for delivery to small groups in 25 sessions. 
  • Seeking Safety (SS) – is an integrated treatment for individuals with a dual diagnosis of PTSD and Substance Use Disorder (SUD). SS focuses on the needs of both PTSD and SUD by emphasizing stabilization and safety from self-destructive behaviors and trauma re-enactments. SS names, validates and connects past traumas and substance use, while remaining focused on examples of one’s current life for establishing safe coping behaviors. The course consists of 25 topic sessions that require 25 hours of group work.
  • The Corrections Special School District (CSSD) established in 1999, provides a complete continuum of intake, guidance and educational services. This “Special School District” is state-recognized and self-funded. The Corrections Special School District is broken down into two distinct operational areas: the Granite State High School and the Career and Technical Education Center. 
  • Granite State High School (GSHS) offers academic programming opportunities to inmate students across all of the NH Department of Corrections facilities. Inmate students are provided an opportunity to access a continuum of offerings spanning K-12 education, High School Equivalency (Hi-SET) preparation, Hi-SET testing and classes that help the inmate student work toward a high school diploma. 
  • Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) provides classroom and on-the-job laboratory training to enhance skills in several employment areas. Certificates are awarded for successful completion, with program length ranging from one to two years.
  • Family Connection Center (FCC) provides parenting education classes, parenting support groups, Healthy Relationship classes, and sets up internet video visits for children with their parents. The FCC creates unique events where parent-child bonding can take place in non-traditional prison activities, such as the summer camp for Children of Incarcerated Parents and a Family Day. 

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