As of Tuesday, $245 million dollars in capital projects are on the way in New Hampshire, now that Governor Maggie Hassan signed the capital budget into law. The biggest line item in that budget is a $38 million dollar new women’s prison.
The prison will be located next to the mens’ prison, in Concord. Jeff Lyons with the Department of Corrections says that’s for certain. But what the prison will look like, and who will build it? That, Lyons says, is yet to be decided:
Hear the phrase “Girl Scout meeting”, and you may think merit badges, social service projects – cookies, perhaps? Well, for a few girls in the Granite State, a scout meeting is one of the few times they get to see their incarcerated mothers. NHPR correspondent Melanie Plenda reported from Goffstown Womens’ Prison on the program, called Girl Scouts Beyond Bars.