New Hampshire State Jails
New Hampshire is situated in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Bordering Quebec in Canada on its north side, by Maine and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, by Massachusetts on its south side, and by Vermont and Quebec on the west, New Hampshire encompasses total area of 14,933 square miles. Ranking 44th in land area, 46th in total area of the 50 states, and 41st in population, New Hampshire has a population of approximately 1.35 million.
Population in Jail:
Throughout New Hampshire's 10 counties there are 10 jail facilities with a combined rated capacity of 2,192 inmates. The Department of Corrections Division of Field Services supervises 4,549 probationers and 1,661 parolees through 15 district offices.
The crime rate in New Hampshire is about 39% lower than the national average rate. Property crimes account for around 93% of the crime rate in New Hampshire which is 35% lower than the national rate. The remaining 4.3% are violent crimes and are about 65% lower than other states.
New Hampshire has a rate 54% lower than the national average of incarcerated adults per 100,000, whilst the number of probationers per 100,000 people is 76% lower than the national average. New Hampshire has a rate 49% lower than the national average number of parolees per 100,000 people.
In 2009 New Hampshire taxpayers paid 13% higher than the other states per inmate at a cost of $33,109 per inmate in comparison to $28,689 which is the national average.
According to a NY Daily Post article the "Live free or die" state, posted the lowest crime rate of the 50 states, reporting only 15 murders out of its 1.35 million citizens in 2008, based on a national survey found.
New Hampshire also had the second-lowest rate of aggravated assault, with just 78 for 100,000 citizens, according to the report by a Florida Atlantic University criminologist published by CQ Press.
Strafford County Jail in 1986 established the Strafford County Jail Industries, a factory that operates inside the walls of the Strafford County Department of Correction. The factory pays inmate employees for their services providing a cost effective, flexible, supplemental work force to customers of the factory. Businesses provide materials, equipment, and work instructions whilst the jail and inmates provide the labor, space, electricity, supervision, and quality products on time. Activities range from stuffing envelopes and preparing mailings to packaging and many in-between.