New State Prison For Women Delayed, Projected $12M Over Budget

Mar 17, 2015

The new women's prison will be located behind the State Prison for Men in Concord.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

A new state prison for women, originally slated to open in the fall of 2016, is running $12 million over budget and will be delayed by one year.

The building was supposed to cost $38 million and take two years to build. Contractors broke ground in August.

Now, Jeff Lyons with the Department of Corrections says, “the project is costing more than it was originally anticipated to cost, so we now have to look at our options.” 

Governor Hassan has requested the additional funds in her budget proposal. However, Lyons says, the Department is looking at every possible cost-cutting measure.