MEMORANDUM

To: Attorneys of those in custody of SCDOC

Date: July 1, 2020

From: Chris Brackett, Superintendent

The Strafford County Department of Corrections is committed to the safety and well-being of those who are both detained and who work here. 

Due to the continued concerns related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Strafford County Department of Corrections shall continue the requirement of masks.  Upon entry to the facility, the mask protocol still remains in effect. Screening shall continue as well in accordance with Centers for Disease Control recommendations. The masks are a requirement to have a visit with the individual or individuals you are here to visit.  Masks are also a requirement for those in custody that come to meet with you.  In the event that either party chooses to not participate in this mandate, the visit is subject to termination. We ask for your assistance in ensuring that all parties are wearing masks at all times.

Strafford County DOC also provides non-contact visits that allow privileged communication between an attorney and their client.  In addition, SCDOC offers communication via ZOOM for Attorneys and their clients.  For more information on this, please contact the Classification Department for more information.

Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate this National health emergency.

Chris Brackett

Superintendent, Strafford County Department of Corrections

IMPORTANT!

NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Strafford County Courthouse will be closed to the public, with the following exceptions:

  • Individuals who need to do business with Circuit and Superior Court clerk’s offices;

  • Individuals involved in court hearings permitted by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Order dated March 16, 2020; and

  • Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel.

For those entering the Courthouse, a brief survey will be conducted to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel.

All essential State and County personnel will be allowed into the building to conduct business. Please be supportive and patient as we work together to fight this pandemic and keep our personnel safe. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Based on the potential devastating effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are taking all steps suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to deter the disease’s progress. Strafford County’s Team has been working diligently and the closure of the Courthouse was determined the best course of action to continue to protect staff from the likely spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19).

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        County Administrator

 

Strafford County DOC Professional Visitation Notice

(603) 742-3310

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SCDOC would like to congratulate Corporal Rapson on his recent promotion from FTO to shift supervisor.

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The Strafford County Department of Corrections would like to congratulate Corporal Rivera on his recent Promotion to Sergeant. 

NOTICE:

TO: Legal Representatives
FROM: Chris Brackett, Superintendent
RE: Privileged correspondence

Recently, the Strafford County Department of Corrections has encountered issues with "legal mail" being sent to the facility. Specifically, we have received mail, appearing to be legal in nature, that is treated with a substance that erodes at the safety and security of the facility and those whom are incarcerated.
In an effort to strengthen that security and safety, we will be enacting a new policy.

All incoming "privileged correspondence" will be opened, photo copied, provided the copy of said "privileged correspondence", and originals will be shredded in the presence of the inmate. The entire process will be conducted on camera and recorded.

Strafford County's new process is an action that is intended to enhance security and safety of those both
incarcerated and working within the building while providing the expectation of privacy those incarcerated are entitled to.

Sincerely,
Chris Brackett
~~ Superintendent
Strafford County Department of Corrections

 

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR Corrections Officers, and interviewing for open positions
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Books donated to the facility for an inmate can no longer be dropped off at the facility – they must be shipped directly to the Programs Department from the publisher, distributor or a clearinghouse. 
Mail with stickers on the outside (except return address labels) will be returned to sender. This is for safety and security reasons – families should not put stickers on envelopes.
 

ATTENTION: Money can now be put into an inmate’s account using a credit card at our on site Kiosk (ATM). You can also deposit funds using an online banking site: www.offenderconnect.com

Our Mission
 

It is the mission of The Strafford County department of Corrections to protect the public by using the best correctional practice to provide humane, cost effective confinement, supervision and rehabilitative services. The department will carry out it's responsibility by:


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  • Protecting the public through incarceration of the offender.
  • Providing a range of correctional programs necessary to meet the needs of both society and the individual.
  • Implementing court ordered sanctions in the least restrictive environment consistent with public safety.
  • Ensuring safe, secure housing for incarcerated persons without prejudice.
  • Fostering staff growth and responsibility through challenging training in a safe, positive work environment.

We will fulfill these responsibilities while respecting the rights of the victim and recognizing the dignity inherent in all human beings. 

Questions or comments for the Strafford County House of Corrections, 

Please E-mail us with the link below.

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