Due to the pandemic, SCHOC is permitting professional visits only


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


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This 90-day program is a substance abuse treatment program within the Strafford County Jail. The program follows a segregated “Therapeutic Community” model where participants receive drug and alcohol counseling, cognitive behavior change programming and peer support activities to promote recovery from substance abuse addiction. Separate programs are offered for men and women.

Program Philosophy: To provide intensive substance abuse treatment and behavior modification to prepare offenders for release into community based treatment or into an intermediate sanction such as Strafford County Drug Court, Strafford County Community Corrections or Strafford County Academy

Program Rules and Admission Criteria

Participants are held to a higher standard of behavior. Any infraction of a facility rule may constitute prevention from entering or removal from the program. Additional program specific rules are also in place.

Persons wishing to apply can reach out to the TC treatment team.

For more information:
Contact the Therapeutic Community Office at (603) 516-5159.

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