Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility

Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility is a multi-security state prison for male inmates that is located in Berlin, New Hampshire. It is the newest prison facility in the state and has a population of approximately 650 inmates.

Construction on the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility was completed in 1999 and the facility opened in 2000. It houses general population male inmates. Their mission is to provide a safe and secure environment that will challenge individuals to develop their potential through personal growth. 

This facility also aims to promote meaningful learning opportunities that nurture responsible decision making, recognize and support development of emotional maturity and advance personal responsibility. 

NCF strives as an organization to be a contributing asset to the community. Regular meetings are held with a group of citizens who sit on the Citizen Advisory Committee. This group comes from a broad spectrum of the community. They are educated on the operation of the prison and provide valuable feedback and suggestions from a community perspective. Numerous tours are given to educational and government groups.

The facility is actively seeking members of the community to be a part of this committee. Please contact NCF for more details if you are interested.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility are as follows:

DAYS                                               UNITS                                                   TIME 

Friday                                              Lower Housing, HSC, MSU               8:15 am - 11:15 am
                                                         (Units: A, B, C, D, HSC, MSU)            

Friday                                             Upper Housing & CCU-North            1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
                                                        (Units: E, F, G, H, CCU-N)                

Saturday                                         Upper Housing & CCU-North            8:15 am - 11:15 am
                                                         (Units: E, F, G. H, CCU-N)  

Saturday                                          Lower Housing. HSC, MSU              1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
                                                          (Units: A, B, C, D, HSC, MSU) 

Sunday                                             Lower Housing, HSC, MSU              8:15 am - 11:15 am
                                                         (Units: A, B, C, D, HSC, MSU) 

Sunday                                            Upper Housing and CCU-North        1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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.

General Rules

Only three people over the age of five are allowed to visit at one time. Children under five may sit on the lap of a visitor. 

When you enter the visit entrance, make sure 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.

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 the following clothing items: 

  • 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, or 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 that 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

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. 

Physical Address

Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility
138 East Milan Rd.
Berlin, NH 03570

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General Phone Number

​​​(603) 752-2906

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility
138 East Milan Rd.
Berlin, NH 03570

All inmate mail 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 is allowed. 

Incoming mail 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. 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 Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility 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 Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility 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 programming for inmates that is efficient and scientifically known to produce the best results. The following programs are available at Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility.


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.

Other Programming

  • Thinking for a Change (T4C) is an integrated cognitive behavior change curriculum that includes cognitive restructuring, and social and problem-solving skills development.
  • Seeking Safety (SS) – is an integrated treatment for individuals with a dual diagnosis of PTSD and Substance Use Disorder (SUD). SS focuses on stabilization and safety from self-destructive behaviors and trauma re-enactments. Seeking Safety names, validates and connects past traumas and substance use, while remaining focused on examples of one’s current life for establishing safe coping behaviors. 
  • 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 also creates unique events where parent-child bonding can take place, such as the summer camp for Children of Incarcerated Parents and a Family Day. 

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