Deborah Schult

North Country
3:39 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Federal Prison in Berlin Hiring Now, But No Guests For A Year

Deborah Schult, the warden of the Federal Correctional Institute in Berlin.
Chris Jensen for NHPR

The Federal Correctional Institute in Berlin probably won’t get its first inmates for about a year but it has begun hiring, says Deborah Schult, the warden.

“Right now our major focus is staffing, staffing, staffing,” Schult said Friday night at the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner in Gorham.

The prison had been empty while awaiting funding from Congress, which came late last year.

“Last year we had 16 of us on site. Now we have hired 32,” she said.

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